Audition Week

Arriving for your YSM audition

All the information you need for your Yale School of Music audition, plus travel information and where to stay.

Check-in location

On the day of your audition, please check in at Hendrie Hall any time after 8 a.m. You will receive your audition and warm-up locations at that time.

Note that the main entrance to the Adams Center for Musical Arts (165 Elm St.) is located on the parking lot side of the building. 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 the path from Leigh Hall at 435 College St. The entrance will be on your right.


Emergency Contact Information

On the day of your audition, the best phone number for emergencies is 203 432-4155. 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 email to


Practice Rooms

Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to sign up for these rooms. Practice rooms will be available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the day of your audition (and one day before) at the following two locations:

  • Hendrie Hall (165 Elm St.): Please remember that the entrance is located on the parking lot side of the building.
  • Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College St.): Please enter Sprague Memorial Hall through the main doors on College Street and go downstairs one level to the practice facilities. Someone will be available open the door, which is typically locked.


Audition Week Tours

Yale School of Music
6 p.m., Monday–Friday
Meet at check-in desk in the Adams Center

Gilmore Music Library, Sterling Memorial Library
1 p.m., Monday–Friday
Meet at reception desk of the Gilmore Music Library

University Campus Tour, Yale Visitor Center
10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday–Friday | 1:30 p.m., Saturday–Sunday

Audition Week Concerts
Morse Recital Hall
Feb 23, 3:00PM

Vista: Chamber Music

YSM Ensembles
Morse Recital Hall
Feb 28, 7:30PM

Philharmonia in Sprague

Yale Philharmonia

Travel + Lodging

Getting to Yale

General transportation information (including airports, airport shuttles, trains, buses, and driving directions) can be found on the Yale Transportation Options page.

Train travel: Click here for a direct link to the Metro-North Railroad schedule (from New York City).

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 outside the station and there are always taxis available. A taxi will cost $8-$10. Uber and Lyft also operate in New Haven. 


These are the hotels within easy walking distance of the School of Music. All rates are subject to availability. Please reference the Yale School of Music’s audition week when making your reservations.

New Haven Hotel
800 644-6835
229 George St.
Rate is approximately $99/night plus tax

Graduate Hotel
475 207-7070
1151 Chapel St.
To make a reservation, please use this link. Rate is approximately $115/night plus 15% tax.

Courtyard by Marriott
203 654-2405 (business hours) or 203 777-6221
30 Whalley Ave.
To make a reservation, please use this link or call the hotel directly. Enjoy a 15-20% discount on daily rates, subject to availability.

The Study
203 503-3930
1157 Chapel St.
To make a reservation, please call the hotel directly or email Rate is $174/night plus 15% tax, subject to availability.

Other hotel options can be found on The Visitor Center’s Lodging page. Note that the closest hotels (within easy walking distance) are the hotels listed above.

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