Dates & Deadlines


Sep 15, 2019
Online application opens

Dec 1, 2019
Applications due

Jan 17, 2020 (latest)
Prescreening results emailed to all applicants

Feb 24–March 1, 2020
Live auditions
by invitation only

March 20, 2020
Admissions decisions sent by email

April 15, 2020
Deadline for admitted students to respond to admissions offers


Mailing Address

Office of Admissions
Yale School of Music
PO Box 208246
New Haven CT 06520-8246

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Office of Admissions
Yale School of Music
98 Wall Street
New Haven CT 06511

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How to Apply

Prescreening results will be emailed to all applicants by January 17, 2020

Yale School of Music is a graduate professional school within Yale University and accepts applications for the following programs only:

Applicants interested in majoring in music at the undergraduate level should refer to Yale College’s undergraduate office of admissions for application instructions and to the Department of Music website for information about music study as an undergraduate at Yale.


Checklist of Required Application Materials

A completed online application (for all degree and Fellowship programs) is due on Sunday, December 1, 2019 and must include ALL of the following items:

1. Online Application

2. $150 Application Fee

3. Prescreening Recordings

4. Résumé or CV

5. Letters of Recommendation (3)

6. Academic Transcripts

7. TOEFL Score (Non-Native English Speakers)

8. GRE Score (Composition Applicants Only)


D.M.A. Applicants

D.M.A. applicants are required to submit supplementary materials in addition to the items listed above. Click here for a complete description of the D.M.A. application and exam requirements.

D.M.A. applicants must be present on exam days. Exams are not offered on any other dates and will not be rescheduled.

Applying to more than one Degree Program

If you are applying to the A.D. program, for example, and you would also like to be considered for another degree program (such as the M.M.A., M.M., or Certificate), you must select A.D. as your primary degree program on the online application. Then you may select a secondary degree program. D.M.A. applicants interested in being considered for the M.M.A. or A.D. program may select M.M.A. or A.D. as the secondary degree program. You may only apply to a maximum of two degree programs with each application.

Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) Applicants

Applicants to the ISM programs (Choral Conducting, Early Music Voice, or Organ) must submit both the School of Music online application and the ISM online application.


Fellowship Applicants

There are special instructions for Fellowship applicants. Please visit the below pages for program information and application instructions.  



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