Yale School of Music

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Yale School of Music
Performance in Sudler Recital Hall
Type Private
Established1894 [1]
Location, ,
Dean Robert Blocker
Website music.yale.edu
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The Yale School of Music (often abbreviated to YSM [2] ) 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 ArtsMaster of Music program in conjunction with Yale College, a Certificate in Performance, and an Artist Diploma. [3]


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 6-8%. It has 200 students. From 1995 to 2022, the Yale School of Music’s endowment rose from $29 million to $574 million (source: Dean Blocker retirement email sent to all Yale affiliates by Peter Salovey on September 7, 2022). [4] [5]


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