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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

News

October 12, 2017
Daniel Harrison was recently appointed as chair of the Creative Arts Advisory Committee.  The Committee will oversee all matters related to the arts curriculum in Yale...
October 12, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Anna Zayaruznaya who is one of three Yale faculty members to receive the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for best first book!  Please click...
MUSI 352 at the Beinecke
October 11, 2017
Students in Professor Hepokoski’s class - MUSI 352 History of Western Music 19th & 20th Centuries - had the opportunity to view original scores from Mahler,...
September 25, 2017
2017 Historical Notation Bootcamp - second year of a Yale University-Cornell University program initiated by Professor Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale) and Professor Andrew Hicks (...
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...