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


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
May 19, 2016
A story on the Musical Acoustics and Instrument Design class (MUSI 371/ENAS 344) recently aired on WNPR - it featured interviews with several Department of Music students...
April 19, 2016
(April 2016) Gundula Kreuzer recently presented guest lectures on “Science, Timbre, and Wagner’s Gong” at the Departments of Music at the University of California at...
April 1, 2016
The Yale Collegium Musicum presents:The Musical Worlds of Shakespeare and Cervantes Wednesday, April 20 Lecture 4:30 pm, Concert 5:15 pm Whitney Humanities Center Musicians,...