Famous Yale School Of Music Alumni

List Rules
People on this list must have gone to Yale School of Music and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Yale School of Music, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Yale School of Music include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Yale School of Music alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Yale School of Music are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Yale School of Music.

Alumni include Marco Beltrami, Richard Stoltzman and many additional graduates as well.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Yale School of Music?” and “Which celebrities are Yale School of Music alumni?”
  • Marco Edward Jonathan Beltrami (born October 7, 1966) is an American composer and conductor of film and television scores. A prolific musician, he has worked in a number of genres, including horror ...more
  • Jahja Ling (Chinese: 林望傑; pinyin: Lín Wàng-jié) is a conductor, music director and pianist. From 2004 to 2017 he was the music director and conductor of the San Diego Symphony. Following his ...more
  • Martin Leung (; born 1986) is a pianist. He plays classical music and is known as Video Game Pianist. He is the first pianist to gain worldwide recognition for playing video game music on the piano, ...more
  • Richard Leslie Stoltzman (born July 12, 1942) is an American clarinetist. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he spent his early years in San Francisco, California, and Cincinnati, Ohio, graduating from ...more
  • Emma Lou Diemer (born November 24, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American composer. Diemer has written many works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, keyboard, voice, chorus, and electronic ...more
  • David Lang (born January 8, 1957) is an American composer living in New York City. Co-founder of the musical collective Bang on a Can, he was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Music for The Little ...more
  • Johann Sebastian Paetsch (born in Colorado Springs, U.S. on April 11, 1964) is an American cellist and musician.
  • Daniel Asia (born June 27, 1953) is an American composer. He was born in Seattle, Washington, in the United States of America.
  • Jian Wang began to study the cello with his father when he was four. At the age of ten, while a student at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, he was featured in the celebrated documentary film From ...more
  • Described by Fanfare Magazine as “one of the most talented and intriguing of living composers,” Lori Laitman has composed multiple operas and choral works, and over 250 songs, setting texts by ...more
  • Reena Esmail (born 11 February 1983) is an American pianist and composer.
  • Daniel Kellogg may refer to: Daniel Kellogg (composer) (born 1976), American composer Daniel Kellogg (judge) (1791–1875), American judge in Vermont Daniel Kellogg (settler) (1630–1688), founding ...more
  • Gisele Ben-Dor is an American Israeli orchestra conductor of Uruguayan origin.
  • Henrietta Yurchenco was an American ethnomusicologist, folklorist, radio producer, and radio host. She studied piano at Yale School of Music. She recorded traditional music in Guatemala, Mexico, the ...more
  • Dorothy Bishop is an American variety entertainer, singer and comedian from New York City who is best known for her musical parodies of Sarah Palin. She was born in Atlanta, United States, and ...more
  • Garth Neustadter (born May 4, 1986 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist.