Yale School of Music

Yale School of Music
Performance in Sudler Recital Hall
Type Private
Established 1894[1]
Location , ,
Dean Robert Blocker
Website music.yale.edu
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The Yale School of Music is one of the 12 professional schools at Yale University. It offers three graduate degrees: Master of Music (MM), Master of Musical Arts (MMA), and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), as well as a joint Bachelor of Arts—Master of Music program in conjunction with Yale College, a Certificate in Performance, and an Artist Diploma.[2]

Yale is the only Ivy League school with a separate school of music. It is considered one of the best and most prestigious music schools in the world and has an acceptance rate of 8-10%. It has 200 students.[3][4]

In November 2005, an anonymous donation of $100 million (later revealed to be from Yale alumnus Stephen Adams) endowed full scholarships for all students accepted to the Yale School of Music.[5]


  • Albert Arnold Sprague Memorial Hall (1917), renovated in 2003.
  • Abby and Mitch Leigh Hall (1930), Gothic style, renovated in 2006.
  • Portions of Hendrie Hall are also used by the School. (Hendrie Hall has been torn down and in its place will be the Adams Center for Musical Arts)[6]
  • Woolsey Hall (1901), used for orchestral performances (Yale Philharmonia) and organ recitals (on the Newberry Memorial Organ).
  • The Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments (1895), Romanesque style.

Notable alumni




Distinguished members of faculty


  1. ^ "Yale School of Music: History". Retrieved 2009-04-18.
  2. ^ "Yale School of Music: Academics". Retrieved 2009-04-18.
  3. ^ "10 Best Music Schools In The World". Careersinmusic.
  4. ^ "10 Most prestigious music schools in the world". Osau.com.
  5. ^ "Yale School of Music Receives $100 Million Gift". Retrieved 2007-10-03.
  6. ^ "Hendrie Hall/Adams Center – Yale School of Music". Yale School of Music. Retrieved 2016-03-26.

Further reading

  • Noss, Luther (1984). A History of the Yale School of Music, 1855–1970. Yale School of Music.

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Coordinates: 41°18′35.5″N 72°55′35″W / 41.309861°N 72.92639°W / 41.309861; -72.92639

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