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


September 21, 2017
Kerry O’Brien’s experimentalism seminar recently visited the Haas Arts Library Special Collections to study Aspen, a multimedia magazine-in-a-box. Pictured here: the...
July 17, 2017
Henry Parkes has just been selected for a Humboldt Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.  His time will be divided between the Monumenta Germaniae Historica (Deutsches...
May 11, 2017
Congratulations to James Hepokoski on being newly designated as the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music!  Click here to read the full story in the YaleNews.
May 5, 2017
Department of Music alumnus and associate professor in music theory and cognition at the Bienen School of Music, Vasili Byros, has received the Charles Deering McCormick...
April 3, 2017
In March, Gundula Kreuzer gave a guest lecture sponsored by the Cardiff University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO) at the School of Music,...