Yale School of Music

To study music is to explore its past and engage with its present.
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Study
Yale School of Music offers its students an intimate and supportive environment in which to excel in their respective area of study.
Explore
Be it with musical instruments, manuscripts, or recordings, YSM provides ample resources for exploration, such as The Collection of Musical Instruments and other Yale resources.
Engage
With year-long performances in our concert halls, countless community initiatives, and the summer’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, YSM is engaged with the world at large.
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Explore
Be it with musical instruments, manuscripts, or recordings, YSM provides ample resources for exploration, such as The Collection of Musical Instruments and other Yale resources.
Engage
With year-long performances in our concert halls, countless community initiatives, and the summer’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, YSM is engaged with the world at large.

Thought Leadership

Direct insight from esteemed community members

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Profiles in Persistence: Women of YSM

Meet some of the women who've helped shape the school
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Nivanthi Karunaratne '20MM, on otherness and opportunity

"There is no denying the challenge in making sense of my identity," Karunaratne says
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Participants in "The Snowy Day" opera workshop

An ascendant composer, music for healing

In January, the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) workshopped "The Snowy Day" commissioned from composer Joel Thompson ’20MMA in 2017
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Returning to Yale

COVID-19 update fall 2020
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Information for students, faculty, and staff as we plan to return to campus

In the decision to return to campus during the fall 2020 semester, the school aims to successfully provide students with the ability to matriculate and complete requirements towards graduation with the fall semester coursework.

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Alexis C. Lamb. Photo by David Joseffy.
Jul 30

Exploring sonic possibilities and authentic voices: an introduction to creative music-making

Stephanie Tubiolo leads the Morse Chorale. Photo by Matt Fried
Jul 22

Morse Chorale and the importance of being seen

Richard Adger and Karla Campos
Jul 16

Fostering confidence: music-making and personal development

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Paul Watkins
Meet Paul Watkins
Acclaimed for his inspirational performances and eloquent musicianship, cellist Paul Watkins enjoys a distinguished career as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, and conductor.
My goal is to give my students the self-critical faculties and, above all, confidence to go independently into the demanding but extraordinarily fulfilling profession they have chosen.
Paul Watkins, Professor Adjunct of Cello

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