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.


December 4, 2023
Ginger Dellenbaugh received a Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship for 2024/25 from the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy at George Mason...
November 6, 2023
Shwetant Kumar wrote an article for the Whitney Humanities Center on Snow Raven’s recent visit to Yale University as part of the Department of Music Lecture Series. ...
October 12, 2023
 Collin Edouard received this year’s Karen McCarthy Brown Award from the KOSANBA (The Scholarly Association for the Study of Haitian Vodou) annual conference.  This...
September 8, 2023
Profile: Musical theater lecturer Jeanine Tesori on imperfect music and living in an empty lighthouse.  Click here to read the full article.
September 1, 2023
Alec Wood received the “best student paper” award from the IRMS (Institute for Russian Music Studies) for his conference paper “Scriabin’s Sophiological Cosmoerotics.”...