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


March 1, 2018
Yale Department of Music alum, Esther Morgan-Ellis (PhD 2013), is the author of a new book titled Everybody Sing! Community Singing in The American Picture Palace (2018).
February 20, 2018
Brianne Dolce, 4th year PhD student, has been selected by the Belgian American Educational Foundation as one of 10 Americans to receive a fellowship to spend a year in...
February 20, 2018
Annelies Andries received a Fellowship by Examination in Music for three years beginning on 1 October 2018 at Magdalen College at Oxford University.
February 14, 2018
Clifton Boyd, 2nd year PhD student, is founder and committee member of Project Spectrum, a coalition of faculty members and graduate students devoted to the issue of...
January 30, 2018
2nd year graduate student, Clifton Boyd, was recently awarded a grant from the Four Freshman Music Foundation to help support his research efforts.  Clifton’s research...