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Yale School of Music


For more than a century, Yale School of Music has nurtured generations of successful performers, composers, and cultural leaders. One of the leading professional music schools in the world, Yale seeks students of extraordinary musical talent to pursue their advanced studies with our distinguished faculty.

The School of Music is an integral part of an international research university that not only cherishes its academic heritage but also values all of the arts. At Yale you will find an array of libraries, art galleries, historical collections, theatrical presentations, and a prolific concert life. Yale’s close proximity to New York and Boston also broadens the student experience immeasurably. New Haven and surrounding towns offer an abundance of historic villages, diverse neighborhoods, charming shops, fine restaurants, and beaches.

The School of Music educates and inspires students with exceptional artistic and academic talent for service to the profession and to society. The School fosters a vibrant musical environment where graduate level performers and composers realize their highest artistic potential with an internationally distinguished faculty.

Watch Past Performances

Video 2/19/2016: Yale School of Music

Conservatory Project: Students from the Yale School of Music perform Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles; an arrangement of Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco; Bresnick’s Just Time; Monteverdi’s Three Madrigals; and Schifrin’s La Nouvelle Orleans.

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Video 2/21/2015: Yale School of Music

Students perform perform Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor and R. Strauss’s Piano Quartet in C minor. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 2/23/2014: Yale School of Music

Students play classical works. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 2/19/2014: Organ Showcase

Students from participating Conservatory Project schools play selections from works by Widor, Schumann, Buxtehude, Smetana, Shostakovich, Demessieux, Litaize, Albright, Dupre, Ellington, Bach, Cochereau, and others on the Rubenstein Family Organ. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 2/25/2012: Yale School of Music

Students play classical works by Debussy, Mendelsohn, Bartók, and others. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Yale School of Music