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

Virtual Norfolk Gala

Norfolk Festival Music Shed
Aug 12, 7:00PM

Virtual Norfolk Gala

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On-demand concerts

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Opera singer performing in Yale Opera Fall Scenes

Our digital concert hall is always open

Stream past performances here and on our social media channels anytime from anywhere.

News

The latest headlines

Stauffer Center
Jul 14

YSM partners with Stauffer Center for Strings, in Cremona, Italy

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Jul 12

Mark Steinberg: Haydn and More

Jul 5

Terrence Chin-Loy on new music and more

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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

2021 Symposium on Music in Schools

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Students in the Morse Summer Music Academy program

Equity & Opportunity: Advancing Music Learning Ecosystems

The 2021 Symposium on Music in Schools, which was held online in June and whose title and focus was Equity & Opportunity: Advancing Music Learning Ecosystems, is now available in its entirety on on-demand. Watch and/or revisit informed conversations about the importance of ensuring an active music life for every child in the United States and how we can work collaboratively to reach that goal. 

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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