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B.A./M.M. Program

The Bachelor of Arts/Master of Music program is designed for outstanding instrumentalists who are also interested in a liberal arts education. Admission to the B.A./M.M. program is through acceptance into Yale College as well as a separate, successful audition through the School of Music, either before matriculation into Yale College or after the third year of the B.A. program.

The five year combined B.A/M.M. degree program is open to both music and non-music majors at no additional cost beyond Yale College tuition (the School of Music is tuition-free.)


Applying for admission as a freshman

  • Applicants must submit applications to both Yale College and Yale School of Music for the same academic year. The two applications are entirely independent of each other.
  • The application deadline for 2018-2019 academic year is December 1 for YSM, and January 2 for Yale College. Visit here to view required application materials for YSM. If you qualify for a fee waiver with your Yale College application, we will also waive your YSM application fee.
  • Live auditions will be held for applicants who pass the prescreening round, and the attendance is required. Audition dates will be announced in September.
  • YSM’s admissions office will notify applicants of prescreening results by the end of January and live audition results by early April.

APPLY TO YALE COLLEGE

APPLY TO THE YALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC


Applying as a current Yale College student

  • Interested applicants should consult their major teacher at the beginning of the first term of their junior year.
  • The application deadline for 2018-2019 academic year is December 1
  • Live audition will be held for applicants who pass the prescreening round, and the attendance is required. Audition dates will be announced in September.
  • YSM’s admissions office will notify applicants of prescreening results by the end of January and live audition results by mid March.

APPLY TO THE YALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Students cannot accelerate the undergraduate program in the B.A./M.M. program.

Applicants interested in majoring music at the undergraduate level should refer to Yale College’s undergraduate office of admissions for application instructions, and to the Department of Music website for information about music study as an undergraduate at Yale.


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Areas of Study

Chamber Music

Chamber music is an integral part of the YSM experience.

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