The Department of Music is the home of scholars and students who continue a tradition of study stretching back to the ancient world. One of the seven original liberal arts, music maintains a place in the university as a subject of broad and passionate interest to composers, historians, ethnomusicologists, performers, and theorists. At Yale, all of these form a community dedicated to furthering a knowledge and love of music. Using the abundant musical resources at Yale—which include graduate professional schools of Music, Art, and Drama, an Institute for Sacred Music, a renowned collection of historical instruments, and an exceptionally large library of scores, recordings, books, and original manuscripts—the Department of Music provides an extraordinarily rich musical environment unmatched by any other college or university. Read More


November 18, 2016
Matt Mendez was named one of the winners of the 48th Annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast, and new media coverage of...
November 18, 2016
Alumna Julia Doe (who graduated in 2013) won this year’s Alfred Einstein Award of the American Musicological Society, awarded for an outstanding article published in...
November 18, 2016
Kirill Zikanov won the 2015-2016 Hollace Anne Schafer Memorial Award of the American Musicological Society – New England Chapter (AMS-NE) for his talk called “Glinka...
November 14, 2016
Professor Gary Tomlinson was named an honorary member of the American Musicological Society at this year’s annual AMS meeting in Vancouver.  This honor has been...
October 24, 2016
In May, Professor Daniel Harrison’s Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music was published by Oxford University Press.