Robert Blocker, Dean
The Yale School of Music, established in 1894, has a long tradition of leadership in the training of professional performers and composers. It is a graduate-professional school and the only school of music in the Ivy League. The school is highly selective, with approximately 200 students who come from the finest American and international conservatories and universities to study with a distinguished faculty. The School of Music has one of the highest international profiles at Yale, engaging in cooperative partnerships throughout the world with several leading international conservatories and schools, orchestras, and opera companies.
The school’s alumni are found in major positions in virtually every sphere of music making and administration.
Yale graduates perform in most of the major American and numerous international symphony orchestras, and voice alumni have enjoyed great success in joining professional opera companies throughout the world, with over a dozen Yale graduates on the artist roster of the Metropolitan Opera. Given the strength and long tradition of Yale’s programs in chamber music and in the performance of music of our time, it is no surprise that Yale graduates have founded or joined the ranks of many prominent chamber and new music ensembles. Along with artistic accomplishment, Yale School of Music graduates have demonstrated strong leadership in guiding the course of numerous academic and cultural institutions. The Yale School of Music offers the Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Musical Arts, and Master of Music degrees, as well as the Artist Diploma and the Certificate in Performance.