Engaging with music is a universal human experience

ysm and the community
Through its local and far-reaching programs, YSM brings that experience to a global community.
Engage with Music at YSM

At the Yale School of Music, we feel a responsibility to advocate for music in communities at home and beyond.

In New Haven, the Music in Schools Initiative allows School of Music students to share their expertise with young musicians in the New Haven Public Schools while supporting local music educators. The Initiative’s biennial Symposium on Music in Schools recently yielded the Declaration on Equity in Music for City Students

In the summers, the Norfolk Chamber Music FestivalYale Summer School of Music offers the next generation of chamber musicians the chance to work with and perform alongside accomplished and esteemed artists in an idyllic setting. 

Even after musicians graduate from the Yale School of Music, they are part of a growing community of alumni and friends that extends around the world. 

My goal is to have the audience come to a concert ... with a kind of curiosity.
Melvin Chen
Concerts at YSM
The Yale School of Music presents hundreds of concerts each year featuring students, faculty, and guest artists. Many of these concerts are free and open to the public and streamed live, online.

Engage with us

The Yale School of Music experience is so much more than just a student’s daily activities on campus during the academic year, and even during their degree program.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

On the the grounds of an idyllic estate in Norfolk, Connecticut, the next generation of chamber musicians works with and performs alongside accomplished and esteemed artists.

Music in Schools Initiative

The Music in Schools Initiative is truly one of the most important programs at Yale … I feel like I'm helping to usher in a younger, more diverse generation of musicians and lovers of music.” —Richard Adger, clarinet, ’19MM ’20MMA

Alumni Hub

Yale School of Music alumni are composing, performing, and teaching in cities around the world. Keep up with goings on in the global YSM community.

Giving + Membership Programs

The Yale School of Music’s mission reflects values that arrived on the shoulders of those who considered music important enough to be offered as a course of study. Join the School of Music community and help support the development of ascendant musicians and tomorrow’s cultural leaders.