Percussion at YSM
Percussionists at the Yale School of Music perform solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire, much of which is contemporary. Students participate in weekly private lessons and studio seminar and play in the Yale Philharmonia and the Yale Percussion Group. The School’s New Music New Haven concert series offers frequent opportunities to collaborate with composers on premieres of new works.
Alumni from the School’s percussion program have gone on to form such notable contemporary ensembles as Sō Percussion, win solo competitions, and teach at schools throughout the United States and Europe.
Robert van Sice
Degrees + Programs
Master of Music
The two-year master of music (M.M.) degree program is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any major.
Master of Musical Arts
The performance-oriented master of musical arts (M.M.A.) program is designed for students who want to further their education beyond an M.M. degree.
Doctor of Musical Arts
The intensive doctor of musical arts (D.M.A) program is comprised of a two-year residency followed by a three-year period in which candidates launch their professional careers.
The highly selective artist diploma (A.D.) program is designed for young artists who demonstrate potential for a major concert career.
Certificate in Performance
The three-year certificate in performance program is designed for performers who do not hold a bachelor’s degree but want to study at the highest level.
The bachelor of arts/master of music (B.A./M.M) program is designed for young instrumentalists also interested in pursuing a liberal arts education.