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


January 20, 2016
Shen Curriculum Celebrates its 10th year!  Click here to read a recent article on the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater in Yale News.
January 4, 2016
Professor Ian Quinn was recently interviewed for the following NY Times article on sacred harp singing. A Different Note on Race at Yale
December 7, 2015
The Yale Graduate Music Symposium is a biennial conference, organized and hosted by the graduate students of the Department of Music at Yale University, dedicated to...
November 9, 2015
Rebekah Ahrendt is excited to announce a new project she has been working on titled “Signed, Sealed, and Undelivered.”  The project is an international public-private...
August 26, 2015
Erin Johnson-Hill is pleased to formally accept a permanent job offer as a lecturer in music history at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich,...