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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. More information is provided in the About Us page.

News

April 19, 2022
Hannah Schiller received a MacMillan Center Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship to undertake archival research at the British Library this summer. She will primarily be...
April 4, 2022
Allison Chu, a third-year student in Yale’s Ph.D. program in Music History, has a new essay titled “Voicing Quietness: Madama Butterfly and the Perception of East Asian...
March 1, 2022
Ginger Dellenbaugh has been named as a recipient of a Research Fellowship for Graduate Students from the Beinecke Library at Yale for the 2022-23 academic year. Dellenbaugh...
February 7, 2022
Aditya Chander recently published an article in the journal Music Perception (Volume 39, Issue 3). The article, which he co-authored with his collaborators from Stanford...
December 2, 2021
VIDEO:  Listening to music that sounds strange.  What can music teach us about the past and about ourselves? Yale music historian Anna Zayaruznaya challenges students to “...