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Yale School of Music (YSM) Audition Check-In
On the day of your audition, please check in at Hendrie Hall/Adams Center for Musical Arts anytime after 8:00 a.m.
You will receive your audition and warm-up locations at that time.
Note that the main entrance to Hendrie Hall/Adams Center (165 Elm Street) is located on the parking lot side of the building (as pictured). From Elm Street, the entrance can be located by following the path on the right of the building and making a left at the corner.
Alternatively, you may also follow down the path from Leigh Hall at 435 College Street. The entrance will be on your right.
The hotels listed below are within easy walking distance of the School of Music. All discounted rates are subject to availability, so we encourage you to book your stay ASAP. Please reference the Yale School of Music audition rate when booking.
New Haven Hotel: 229 George Street, New Haven, CT 06510. Rate is approximately $99/night plus tax, subject to availability. Please call the Reservations Department at 1(800)644-6835 and request the Yale School of Music audition rate to book your stay.
Graduate New Haven: 1151 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Rate is approximately $119/night plus tax, subject to availability. To book your stay, please use this link. You may also call (475)207-7070 and request the Yale School of Music audition rate.
Courtyard by Marriott: 30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511. Enjoy a 15-20% discount on all regular rates, subject to availability. Please use this link to book your stay, or call (203)654-2405 and request the Yale School of Music audition rate.
The Study: 1157 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Rate is $174/night plus tax, subject to availability. To book your stay, please call Karin Watson at (203)503-3930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the Yale School of Music audition rate.
Additional hotel options can be found on The Visitor Center’s Lodging page.
General transportation information (including airports, airport shuttles, trains, buses, and driving directions) can be found on the Yale Transportation Options page.
Train travel: If traveling in from New York City, we recommend the Metro North. See here for the Metro North schedule and fares.
From Union Station to campus: Once you reach Union Station, we strongly encourage you to take a taxi to campus. There is a taxi stand right outside the station and there are always taxis available. A taxi will cost $8-$10. In addition, Uber and Lyft operate in New Haven. There are also free Yale shuttles from Union Station to campus that run every 20-30 minutes (you will want to get off at the College Street stop). To return to Union Station after your audition, you may take a Yale shuttle (the RED LINE) or you can call a taxi (Metro Taxi phone: 203-777-7777). Walking to and from the train station is not recommended.
Driving to Yale: See here for parking information near the School of Music.
Please note: You will only have access to YSM practice rooms on the day of and one day before your audition.
Practice rooms will be available from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. at the following two locations:
Hendrie Hall (165 Elm Street): Please remember that the entrance is located on the parking lot side of the building.
Sprague Hall (470 College Street): Please enter Sprague Hall through the main doors on College Street and go downstairs one level to the practice facility. If the doors are locked, someone will be available inside to open the door.
Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to sign up for these rooms.
While on campus, please contact the Office of Admissions at 203-432-4155 with any emergencies related to your audition.
If you have a question that is NOT urgent, please wait until you check in on campus, as we will have staff and students available to help answer questions. Additionally, you can send us an email.
In the event of a serious emergency, please dial 911 or contact Yale Public Safety.