Our operations have been disrupted by Covid-19. Our departmental offices are closed, so we are more easily reached by email than phone. For information on adjustments to the undergraduate program, please see this FAQ. Graduate admissions to our M.A. and Ph.D. programs will proceed as usual.

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.


July 13, 2021
Starting in October, Brianne Dolce (PhD 2020) will be the Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music at Merton College, University of Oxford for four years.
July 9, 2021
Clifton Boyd’s essay titled “Metrical Ambiguity in the Scherzo of Brahm’s String Sextet, Op. 18” was recently published in Music Theory and Analysis (MTA), Volume...
July 8, 2021
Congratulations to Annelies Andries (PhD 2018) who was just appointed Assistant Professor in Musicology at Utrecht University!
June 10, 2021
Stefanie Acevedo (Ph.D. music theory, 2020) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Connecticut’s School of Fine Arts beginning this fall....
June 10, 2021
Stephen Guerra (Ph.D. music theory, 2018) has been named as the Executive Director of the Bronx Conservatory in New York City. Dr. Guerra is a guitarist and composer with a...