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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 undergraduate program. Please note that the B.A./M.M. program is not open to vocalists, composers, or conductors.

The five-year combined B.A/M.M. degree program is open to both music and non-music majors, and to those who would like to pursue a B.S. instead of a B.A.

Yale School of Music is a tuition-free school. While B.A./M.M. students are enrolled in Yale College, they incur no additional costs beyond those associated with attendance at Yale College. In the fifth year of the program, students are responsible only for personal living expenses and things such as travel, books, and instrument upkeep.


Applying as a prospective Yale College student

  • 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 the 2018-2019 academic year was December 1 for YSM and January 2 for Yale College. Check 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 attendance is required. Please check audition dates.
  • YSM’s admissions office will notify applicants of prescreening results by the end of January and live audition results by early April.

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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.
  • By the end of junior year, the applicant should have completed, at a minimum, the following courses:
    • Music majors: four terms of performance (MUSI 360a or b, 361a or b, 460a or b, 461a or b) and MUSI 210a or b and 211a or b
    • Majors in subjects other than music: four terms of performance (MUSI 360a or b, 361a or b, 460a or b, 461a or b) and four courses, which usually include two courses from the MUSI 301–311 series, and two of MUSI 350a, 351b, 352b, or 353a
  • The application deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year was December 1.
  • Live auditions will be held for applicants who pass the prescreening round, and attendance is required. Please check audition dates.
  • 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 their undergraduate degree program when enrolled in the B.A./M.M. program.

Applicants interested in majoring in 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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BA/MM Areas of Study

Chamber Music

Chamber music is an integral part of the YSM experience.

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