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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming performances at any of our many concert venues

Jonathan Mak, piano

Morse Recital Hall
Oct 27, 3:00PM

Jonathan Mak, piano

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Seho Young, piano

Morse Recital Hall
Nov 5, 3:00PM

Seho Young, piano

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Juan Martinez, clarinet

Morse Recital Hall
Nov 6, 3:00PM

Juan Martinez, clarinet

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Applications now open

Applications are due Dec. 1

Apply now for the 2021-2022 academic year

Students at YSM enjoy the intimacy of a small conservatory and the resources of a large, Ivy League university. Learn more about the degrees and programs at YSM.

News

The latest headlines

Jonah Ellsworth
Oct 19

Generation YSM: Meet cellist Jonah Ellsworth '22MMA

Vivian Kung candid
Oct 7

Generation YSM: Meet tubist Vivian Kung '22MM

Udi Perlman
Sep 14

Generation YSM: Meet composer Udi Perlman '26DMA

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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

Returning to Yale

COVID-19 update fall 2020
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Information for students, faculty, and staff as we 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.

Thought Leadership

Direct insight from esteemed community members

Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner '20AD

Yale-led effort yields Zoom upgrades 

"Music schools have a unique problem,” John Barden, Yale University’s associate vice president and chief information officer, said.
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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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