A Message from the Dean

From its beginning in 1894, the Yale School of Music has nurtured some of America’s most successful, celebrated, and influential performers and composers. Each year, we invite a relatively small number of extraordinary musicians to further refine their craft and discover their artistic voice with the guidance of a distinguished faculty. These students and faculty alike contribute to and benefit from the resources and international distinction of Yale University, which cherishes academic vigor and places great value on all of the fine arts.

Yale is renowned for its libraries, art galleries, historical collections, and theatrical presentations, and for its rich concert life. The twelve other professional schools at the University, the Graduate School, and Yale College itself contribute to a vibrant intellectual and social environment. While the University’s resources are vast and impressive, the city of New Haven and its proximity to New York and Boston offer Yale students, faculty, and staff countless cultural and recreational opportunities.

Your time at Yale will broaden your horizons, deepen your thinking, and ignite your creativity as you carve a path to your future. Here, you can engage anew with your sense of wonder.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Yale School of Music, I wish you much success in your time here and in all of your musical pursuits.

Robert Blocker

Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music

  • Professor of Piano