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.

Thought Leadership

Direct insight from esteemed community members

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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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Nivanthi Karunaratne '20MM, on otherness and opportunity

"There is no denying the challenge in making sense of my identity," Karunaratne 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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On-demand

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Morse Recital Hall

Our digital concert hall is always open

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

News

The latest headlines

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Jun 14

YSM commitments to racial equity

composer DanielBernard Roumain, DBR
Jun 13

Norfolk expands partnership with Daniel Bernard Roumain

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Jun 12

Profiles in Persistence: Women of YSM

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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

Commencement

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Ornamentation in Morse Recital Hall

Congrats Class of 2020

The School of Music held a virtual commencement ceremony that aired on Monday, May 18, 2020. This festive virtual occasion acknowledged the conferral of individual degrees for the D.M.A., M.M.A., M.M., and A.D. programs. Additionally, student prizes normally awarded at the annual Honors Banquet were announced.