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 Morris Steinert 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 Morris Steinert 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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming performances at any of our many concert venues

Lunchtime Chamber Music

Morse Recital Hall
Oct 20, 12:30PM

Lunchtime Chamber Music

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Peter Oundjian, principal conductor

Woolsey Hall
Oct 22, 7:30PM

Peter Oundjian, principal conductor

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Fall Opera Scenes

Morse Recital Hall
Oct 29, 7:30PM

Fall Opera Scenes

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COVID-19 Resources

Fall 2021
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Information for students, faculty, and staff

Please visit this page regularly for updates as information is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

News

The latest headlines

Michael Yaffe
Oct 18

Associate Dean Michael Yaffe to retire after 15 years at the School of Music

Convocation 2021
Sep 10

School holds Convocation in person for first time since 2019

Makana Kai Noah Medeiros
Sep 2

Generation YSM: Meet percussionist Makana Kai Noah Medeiros ’23MM

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Tai Murray
Meet Tai Murray
Violinist Tai Murray has been described by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “a violinist with more than technique on her mind” and a musician of “exceptional assurance and style.”
To teach is to guide the moment, to ask each question, and to understand the necessity of an answer—if there is one.
Tai Murray, Assistant Professor, Adjunct, of Violin

Admissions at YSM

Applications open on September 15
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2022-2023 academic year

Applicants are required to submit prescreening recordings, in addition to completing all sections of the online application, by December 1.

Thought Leadership

Direct insight from esteemed community members

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Fostering gender diversity through new work

"I hope there’s some seventh-grade girl sitting in the middle of some clarinet section somewhere, and maybe her band is playing the piece, and maybe she has an epiphany: 'Wait, a composer is a thing?'" composer and YSM alum Roshanne Etezady 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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Profiles in Persistence: Women of YSM

Meet some of the women who've helped shape the school
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