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


August 18, 2016
The inaugural Historical Notation Bootcamp, co-taught by Anna Zayaruznaya (assistant professor in the department of music at Yale) and Andrew Hicks (assistant professor in...
July 25, 2016
Marissa Glynias was just awarded the Emerging Scholars Forum for the Hymn Society at their annual conference. Her paper was titled “Origins and Recontextualization in Global...
June 30, 2016
Retired music professor Ellen Rosand was recently awarded the William Clyde DeVane Medal, Yale College’s oldest award for outstanding teaching. The medal honors faculty who...
June 6, 2016
Music Theory Midwest is happy to announce the award of its Arthur J. Komar award for outstanding student presentations at our recent meeting at the University of Arkansas in...
May 19, 2016
Interesting interview with Professor Wright, winner of the Harwood F. Byrnes/Richard B. Sewall Teaching Prize, in the YaleNews:  Craig Wright - YaleNews Interview