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

Charlie Galante, viola

Morse Recital Hall
Apr 22, 4:30PM

Charlie Galante, viola

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Alex Dergal, clarinet

Sudler Recital Hall in WLH
Apr 22, 4:30PM

Alex Dergal, clarinet

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New Music for Orchestra

Woolsey Hall
Apr 22, 7:30PM

New Music for Orchestra

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On-demand concerts

Watch online anytime
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

Thalea String Quartet
Apr 20

Thalea String Quartet receives Fischoff educator award

Screenshot of opera students on zoom
Apr 6

Yale Opera singers work online with industry giants

Grammy winners
Mar 16

Faculty, alums win Grammy Awards

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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

COVID-19 updates

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Cellist during Yale Philharmonia rehearsals

Information for YSM faculty, staff, and students

In the decision to return to campus during the 2020-2021, the school aims to successfully provide students with the ability to matriculate and complete requirements towards graduation. Review the YSM COVID-19 update page for the latest in policies and procedures.

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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