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


October 24, 2016
In May, Professor Daniel Harrison’s Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music was published by Oxford University Press.
October 24, 2016
Professor Daniel Harrison’s essay on sound effects in Beach Boys’s songs has just been printed in Good Vibrations: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical...
October 14, 2016
Michael E. Veal has just published a collection of essays and interviews titled Punk Ethnographies: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies, co-edited with E....
October 11, 2016
Undergraduate students from MUSI 222 - Performance of Vocal Music - will perform songs from the late Renaissance & early Broadway - Friday, October 14 @5:00 pm at Sudler...
October 10, 2016
The Yale Collegium Musicum will perform at the Yale University Art Gallery on Thursday, October 13 at 5:30 pm! They will perform works by William Billings, Benjamin Carr,...