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Fellowship Programs

String Quartet Fellowship

The String Quartet Fellowship offers an exceptional young quartet the opportunity to work closely with the Brentano String Quartet, the School’s ensemble-in-residence, in a residency program at Yale School of Music. The program is designed to mentor the next generation of professional string quartets by offering intensive training and coaching, as well as performance, teaching, and outreach opportunities. Fellowship quartets are expected to live in New Haven during their residency.

The fellowship program includes:

  • a yearlong residency, renewable for a second year
  • coachings with the Brentano String Quartet
  • a stipend of $15,000 per quartet member
  • performance and outreach opportunities organized by the Yale School of Music
  • teaching-assistantship responsibilities
  • an annual recital in Morse Recital Hall 
  • an invitation to serve as a resident quartet at the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival 

Admission to the fellowship program is through an application process that includes a prescreening recording and a live audition. One member of the quartet should apply on behalf of the ensemble; this person will be considered the “Primary Contact” for the group.

Collaborative Piano Fellowship

The Collaborative Piano Fellowship offers outstanding pianists the opportunity to further their training in collaborative piano by working with students and faculty from the Yale School of Music. Fellows should have extensive knowledge of standard repertoire to be able to provide insight to the YSM students with whom they work. Collaborative piano fellows are active members of the School of Music community and should reside in New Haven.

The Yale School of Music welcomes applications from those who have earned a master of music degree in either solo or collaborative piano within the past five years. Individuals enrolled in a degree program for the upcoming academic year are ineligible.

The fellowship includes:

  • a yearlong residency, renewable for a second year
  • a stipend of $30,000
  • health benefits
  • an average of 20 hours a week of accompaniment in recitals, master classes, private lessons, and studio seminars
  • coachings with Yale School of Music faculty
  • opportunities to advise School of Music students in interpretation, voicing, and musical leadership

One collaborative piano fellow with demonstrated administrative experience will be designated as a coordinator to organize assignments. The coordinator will receive an additional stipend.

Admission to the fellowship program is through an application process that includes a prescreening recording and a live audition. Applicants do not need to submit TOEFL scores or academic transcripts.

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