Commencement Celebration

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

The School of Music will hold a virtual commencement ceremony that will air on Monday, May 24, at 12 p.m. EDT at and the YSM Facebook page.

During our virtual ceremony, we will acknowledge the conferral of degrees for the D.M.A., A.D., M.M.A., M.M., and Certificate in Performance programs and announce the recipients of student and commencement prizes. 

Please join us on May 24 as we celebrate the YSM Class of 2021!

watch ceremony


YSM Commencement Send-off

Graduating students with in-person status are invited to attend the YSM Commencement Send-off on Friday, May 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. To ensure the safety of our community, you must sign up for a time slot beforehand. Please complete this form by Friday, May 14, at 11:45 p.m. (ET). 

The event will take place at the Wall Street pedestrian walkway (near the 98 Wall Street entrance to Sprague Memorial Hall). Activities will include a photo opportunity in front of the YSM banner, contributing a favorite YSM memory to the next issue of Music at Yale, and receiving a gift bag that includes a custom-made YSM cookie, champagne (for students 21 and older), a keepsake champagne tumbler, and a YSM-branded blanket. Graduating students who cannot attend or are not in the area will be mailed a commemorative blanket.

Please remember that all health and safety precautions, including mask-wearing and social distancing, must be observed.

Students can contact Belinda Conrad with any questions about the event.


YSM Commencement Concert

YSM will stream its annual Commencement Concert on Sunday, May 23, at 4 p.m. The program will feature performances recorded during the past year.