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Opening Week Schedule: September 2014

Announcements, schedules, and other essential information
July 29, 2014

The 2014–2015 academic year begins on Tuesday, September 2. All YSM students should review the following schedule and logistical notes.

New Students
Please read through the checklist and make sure that you have completed all of the necessary requirements before starting school.


New and Returning Student Meeting
The New and Returning Student Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 2 at 8:30am in Sprague Hall (470 College Street). Attendance is mandatory for all students (both new and returning). Check-in will begin at 8 am, and the meeting will begin promptly at 8:30 am. Food and drink are not permitted in the building.

Convocation takes place Wednesday, September 3 at 7 pm in Sprague Hall. Attendance is mandatory. An invitation to Convocation, along with your ticket showing your seat assignment, will be included in your welcome packet. Please note that your Convocation invitation is also your ticket to attend the reception afterward at the Graduate Club. You must have it with you in order to attend the reception.

Attendance at orientation and convocation is mandatory. If you cannot attend, and have not already notified the school, please email Jeanne Kazzi immediately.


Please check this online calendar regularly to note any changes or additions.

Auditions and Exams

Tuesday, September 2
Placement Exams
Music History • Hearing & Analysis

Wednesday–Saturday, September 3-6
Orchestra and Chamber Music Auditions
*Please see this link for all information and audition excerpts, and refer to the email sent by Andrew Parker on June 30.

All wind, brass, string, percussion, and harp players audition during the first week of school for placement in the Philharmonia Orchestra and chamber music program.

A full audition schedule will be posted on the Philharmonia website during the first week of August. This information will be emailed also.

Teaching Application

Due August 27. For those interested in teaching secondary/undergraduate lessons at Yale, the online application can be found here. Students interested in teaching community lessons should fill out this same application by the same deadline date, August 27.