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


March 20, 2015
Erin Johnson-Hill has just been awarded the Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies by the Midwest Victorian Studies Association. As the first...
February 13, 2015
Carmel Raz was recently featured in the Yale Graduate School news.  Please click on the following link to read the full article: http://gsas.yale.edu/news/kudos-20
January 21, 2015
We are excited to announce that Professor Rebekah Ahrendt’s edited volume, Music and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present, is currently being featured on...
December 23, 2014
Gundula Kreuzer presented an invited paper at the international conference “The Stage as ‘Sensitive Space’: Scores and Stage Direction after Verdi and Wagner” at the...
December 22, 2014
Musical Acoustics and Instrument Design, a collaboration between the Yale Department of Music and Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, enables students to...