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.


September 8, 2021
Description The Department of Music at Yale University is looking to hire an Assistant Professor with an initial five-year appointment beginning July 1, 2022. This...
August 23, 2021
Zoom recordings of this year’s YOST conference on “Opera & Representation” have been archived at OHAM, the Oral History of American Music archive at Yale, and are...
August 3, 2021
The SMA (Society for Music Analysis) recently announced the inaugural winner of the Pascall Medal (2020), James Hepokoski (Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor Emeritus of...
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...