Dean, School of Music

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut (US)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


New Haven, Connecticut


Yale University seeks a visionary, collaborative, and accomplished artistic leader to serve as the dean of the School of Music. Appointed by the president and reporting directly to the provost, the new dean will provide academic and administrative oversight of the Yale School of Music, one of the most sought-after programs of graduate and professional classical music education in the world. The School sets high standards of excellence and is committed to preparing its graduates to become great performers, composers, teachers, and leaders in the field. The School of Music’s mission is to educate and inspire graduate-level performers and composers with exceptional artistic and academic talent for service to the profession and to society. The dean will work with distinguished faculty, dedicated staff, and extraordinary students to support and advance the vision and mission for the future of the School of Music.

The Yale School of Music is enriched by, and contributes to, the academic breadth and artistic richness of a world-class research university. The dean will serve alongside, and partner with, fellow professional school deans, vice presidents, and other academic administrators on campus as part of the University Cabinet. As the chief academic and administrative officer of the school, the dean will be expected to envision and set strategic priorities and promote collaboration internally and externally. The dean will work to foster an environment for its faculty, students, and staff that aligns with the University’s ongoing efforts to achieve high standards of inclusion and belonging. The dean will enthusiastically tell the story of the School of Music and continue to build and generate robust philanthropic support.

The successful candidate will bring musical accomplishment and vision, a deep commitment to the importance of the arts in society, and a record of successful organizational leadership. The dean must be a skilled communicator and savvy administrator, with an ability to navigate complex environments and collaborate effectively. The dean will bring a passion for education, and the capacity to lead a world-renowned school of music effectively.

Yale University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be directed to the search firm via this website.

Yale University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, handicap, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

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