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

Emerging Artist Series

Norfolk Festival Music Shed
Aug 11, 7:30PM

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Norfolk Festival Music Shed
Aug 12, 8:00PM

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Emerging Artist Series

Norfolk Festival Music Shed
Aug 13, 10:30AM

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Concerts at YSM

2022-2023 concert season
Yale Philharmonia in Woolsey Hall

Subscriptions on sale now

After almost two years away, we are excited to welcome you back to Yale’s concert halls to hear our distinguished faculty, outstanding students and alumni, and world-renowned guest artists in dozens of extraordinary live performances. Subscriptions to the School's top series are on sale now.

News

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Jul 23

Christopher Costanza: Cello and Chamber Music

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Jul 23

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt on All Things Viola

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Jul 23

Krists Auznieks: Composing and the Creative Process

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Meet Gerald Martin Moore
An internationally renowned voice and opera pedagogue, Gerald Martin Moore has worked as a vocal consultant for major opera companies, as well as acclaimed performers.
My passion for teaching voice is rooted in the desire to foster a healthy vocal technique, specifically tailored to each student...
Gerald Martin Moore, Professor in the Practice of Voice

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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Prof. Paul Berry, on Dvořák’s "New World" Symphony

In anticipation of the Yale Philharmonia's May 7 performance of Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, "From the New World," we spoke with YSM Associate Professor Adjunct of Music History Paul Berry about the piece's origins, influences, and legacy. 
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Incoming faculty composer and alum Katherine Balch, on returning to YSM

Composer Katherine Balch, whose piece Phrases will be performed on the April 21 New Music New Haven program, earned her master-of-music degree from the School of Music in 2016 and, in July, will join the School’s faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor, Adjunct, of Composition. We spoke with Ms. Balch about returning to YSM, teaching, and more.
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Guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya on Jimmy López's "Perú Negro"

On April 8, guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya will lead the Yale Philharmonia in a performance of music by Jimmy López, Prokofiev, and Brahms. We spoke with Mr. Harth-Bedoya about López's Perú Negro and the experience musicians and audiences share through live performance.
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