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 16, 2014
It is with great sadness that we convey the news of Allen Forte’s death, at his Hamden home, on October 16. A founding member and the first President of SMT, Forte was...
October 15, 2014
Jonathan Guez was recently invited to present “Recapitulatory Alterations and Time Distortions in Schubert, or What Expansions and Contractions in Poetry and Song can Teach...
October 15, 2014
Brian Kane recently published a new book titled ”Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice.” Sound coming from outside the field of vision, from somewhere beyond...