The Yale Department of Music was established in 1889, but it wasn’t until 1894 that the Yale School of Music was officially founded. The Summer School of Music and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in the village of Norfolk supplement activities during the school year; live events at Yale can be streamed here.
While performance is an integral part of Yale’s musical life, the school’s profile as a top composition school—producing many up-and-coming composers – has risen in recent years, under the tutelage of composers such as Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Theofanidis, and Ban on a Can’s David Lang.
Yale University School of Music Information
- Venues: Sprague Memorial Hall (Morse Recital Hall), 470 College Street; Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street.
- Programs: Horowitz Piano Series, Oneppo Chamber Music Series, Ellington Jazz Series, Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale, New Music New Haven, Yale Opera, Yale in New York, Emerging Artists, Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty Artists Series, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Special Events, and more
- Ensembles: Yale Philharmonia, Yale Opera, Yale Percussion Group, Yale Cellos, numerous choral and chamber music ensembles, and more
- Ticket Prices: Most concerts are free of charge. General admission, $10-$30; Students, $5-$15.