YSM now accepting applications for fall 2018 enrollment

Violinist Wynton Grant ’17MM. Photo by Matt Fried

The School of Music is now accepting applications for enrollment in fall 2018. “We have openings in all areas, including the tuba and harpsichord studios and the orchestral conducting program,” Donna Yoo, YSM’s director of admissions and alumni affairs, said. “It is unusual for us to have available spaces across all programs, and we are looking forward to welcoming new students to all areas of study.”

The Admissions Office anticipates interest in the School’s revamped B.A./M.M. program, which is now open to applications from high-school seniors. The program, Yoo said, “should appeal to students who are interested in pursuing both academic and musical excellence at an Ivy League institution.”

The School will announce available fellowship opportunities in December. These would include openings in the string quartet fellowship program and the recently launched collaborative piano program. Applications for the Morse Postgraduate Teaching Artist Fellowship will also be accepted starting in December.

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Published September 15, 2017
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Fall 2017 Admissions Visits

YSM is coming to you! We encourage you to visit with us and learn more about YSM at an admissions event this fall.

As of September 19, 2017

New England Conservatory

College Fair
Saturday, September 16, 2017
New England Conservatory
Burnes Hall
2–4 pm
Boston, MA

Peabody Conservatory

College Fair
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Peabody Conservatory
George Peabody Library
3–5 pm
Baltimore, MD

Eastman School of Music

Upstate New York Music College Fair
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
5–7 pm
Rochester, NY

Oberlin Conservatory

College Fair
Monday, October 9, 2017
Oberlin Conservatory
Carnegie Building, Root Room
4:30–6:30 pm
Oberlin, OH

Juilliard Pre-College

College Forum
Saturday, October 14, 2017
5-7pm
New York, NY

Houston Youth Symphony

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Houston, TX

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Monday, October 16, 2017
Houston, TX

Rice University

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:30–8:30 pm
Houston, TX

Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:30–8:30 pm
Dallas, TX

Published August 16, 2017
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YSM announces revamped B.A/M.M. degree program

High-school students can now apply to the Yale School of Music’s bachelor of arts/master of music program. Previously open only to Yale College students making plans for graduate school, the revamped degree path allows high-school students to plan simultaneously for college and graduate school. The program is designed for outstanding instrumentalists who are also interested in pursuing a liberal-arts education.

As had been and remains the case, Yale College students can apply to the program during their junior year. Now, high-school students everywhere can apply to attend college and graduate school at Yale. That is, admission to the five-year program is through acceptance into both Yale College and the School of Music, either after the third year of the College’s bachelor of arts program or before matriculation into Yale College.

The program, in its expanded form, offers undergraduates the opportunity to spread master’s-degree course requirements and study with YSM faculty over the course of five years. Similarly, Yale College students who begin the program in their senior year can complete some requirements toward their master’s degrees before graduating and enrolling at the School of Music.

The revamped B.A./M.M. program should be particularly appealing to pre-college students who might otherwise have trouble deciding whether to go the conservatory or university route. YSM’s B.A./M.M. degree offers students the opportunity to pursue both degrees at the highest levels of education, and at the only music school in the Ivy League.

Among those who’ve taken advantage of the program are Philadelphia Orchestra assistant conductor Kensho Watanabe ’09BS ’10MM, who studied biology at Yale College and violin at YSM, and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Victor Wang ’14BS ’15MM, who also studied biology at Yale College and received his master’s degree from YSM.

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Published August 15, 2017
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YSM announces Collaborative Piano Fellowship

The Yale School of Music is accepting applications for a newly established Collaborative Piano Fellowship, which will offer three outstanding pianists an opportunity to further their training in that area and to work with YSM students and faculty. The Fellows will be active members of the School of Music community and as such should live in New Haven. Pianists who in the past five years have earned a master of music degree or higher in solo or collaborative piano are encouraged to apply.

Fellowship appointments include a one-year residency (renewable for a second year), a $30,000 stipend with benefits, and an average of 20 hours per week of accompaniment in recitals, master classes, private lessons, and studio seminars. One applicant with demonstrated administrative experience will be designated as a Senior Fellow to coordinate collaboration assignment for an additional stipend. MORE

Published May 12, 2017
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Admissions Visits to Ohio and New York, October 2015

student-smileYSM is coming to you! We encourage you to visit with us and learn more about YSM at an admissions event this fall.

Cleveland Institute of Music

Graduate Music Fair
Monday, October 12, 2015
12:30–2:30 pm
Cleveland, OH

Oberlin Conservatory

Performing Arts College Fair
Monday, October 12, 2015
4:30–6:30 pm
Oberlin, OH
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Published October 9, 2015
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Argus Quartet named for fellowship program

Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet

The Argus Quartet has been appointed the new fellowship quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music. Beginning in the fall of 2015, they will be mentored by the Brentano Quartet, performing frequently and receiving career guidance. The ensemble will also assist the Brentano Quartet in leading performance classes and will coach undergraduate chamber music.

The members of the quartet are Jason Issokson, violin; Clara Kim, violin; Diana Wade, viola; and YSM alumna Joann Whang ’09 MM, cello. MORE

Published May 19, 2015
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Live Chat with Boris Berman Feb. 17

The Admissions Office invites all applicants and prospective applicants to participate in a video chat on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST.

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The chat will be hosted by Professor Boris Berman, chair of the piano department at the Yale School of Music, and moderated by Professor Wei-Yi Yang, a member of the piano faculty.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the chat.

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Published February 17, 2015
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Apply for the 2015 String Quartet Fellowship program

brentano-homeThe String Quartet Fellowship offers an exceptional young quartet the opportunity to work closely with the Brentano String Quartet in an exciting new residency program at YSM. We are accepting applications for fall 2015.

Alumni of the quartet fellowship program include the Jasper String Quartet, the winners of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award. MORE

Published November 13, 2014
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Yale School of Music announces newly revised Master of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma

The Yale School of Music is pleased to announce important revisions to two of its degree programs. These revisions allow students to further develop their musicianship and artistry in a profound and unique way, leveraging both the teaching of the distinguished artist-faculty of the School of Music and the unparalleled resources of Yale University.

Last year, the School of Music launched its revised Doctor of Musical Arts degree, its highest academic credential. The launch of these two performance-focused programs complements that of the new DMA. The new Master of Musical Arts degree and Artist Diploma programs are now accepting applications for the 2015–2016 academic year.

“The new programs will nurture young artists of the highest caliber who reflect Yale’s values of cultural leadership and service. These programs will continue, sustain and enhance the rich legacy of musical excellence that has characterized Yale for over three centuries,” said Robert Blocker, Dean of the Yale School of Music. MORE

Published November 7, 2014
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Admissions Live Chat with Boris Berman Feb. 14

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Boris Berman teaching a lesson

The Admissions Office invites all applicants and prospective applicants to participate in a video chat on Friday, February 14 at 3:30 pm EST.

The chat will be hosted by Professor Boris Berman, chair of the piano department at the Yale School of Music, and moderated by Professor Melvin Chen, deputy dean and a member of the piano faculty.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the chat.

JOIN THE LIVE CHAT

Published February 14, 2014
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