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The Yale School of Music, a graduate school within Yale University, is a worldwide leader in educating the creative musicians and cultural leaders of tomorrow. It is the only school of music in the Ivy League. The School of Music maintains a highly selective admission process, admitting approximately 100 students each year who come from the finest American and international conservatories and universities to study with our distinguished faculty.

We’re glad to see you here. Thank you for your interest in applying to the Yale School of Music.



Dates & Deadlines


Sep 15, 2018
Online application opens

Dec 1, 2018
Applications due

Jan 17, 2019 (latest)
Prescreening results will be emailed to all applicants

Feb 6–24, 2019
Live auditions
by invitation only

March 18, 2019
Admissions decisions sent by email

April 15, 2019
Deadline for admitted students to respond to admissions offers