Giving and Membership Programs

Ways to give

From the beginning, Yale’s musical activities have been supported by generous donations of all sizes. Gifts are responsible for every element that makes the Yale School of Music what it is today. 

Alumni Fund

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Annual gifts to the School of Music Alumni Fund provide vital support for the educational and artistic endeavors at the Yale School of Music. Year after year, support from alumni and friends allows the School of Music to maintain its high standards and continue bringing together the most talented faculty and students. No matter the gift amount, your participation is greatly appreciated.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

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Your gift makes a difference. Opportunities to give to Norfolk are wide ranging and include annual program support, endowed funds for fellows and Festival artists, and more

Morris Steinert Collection of Musical Instruments

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Gifts to the Collection help to ensure that the museum continues to play a unique role in the cultural life of the University. Give today or consider becoming an Associate Member.

Music in Schools Initiative

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For more information about how to support the Music in Schools Initiative, contact Cara Cheung at

Planned Giving

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Yale offers a range of planned giving options to fit any unique situation. Contact us for examples tailored to your specific interests.

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact Katie Darr, director of development, at or 203 432-2208.

patron programs
Become a patron of your favorite concert series and support the Yale School of Music’s concert programs.