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.


December 16, 2020
Sonata form is the most commonly encountered organizational plan in the works of the classical-music masters, from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Schubert, Brahms, and...
September 28, 2020
Zac Stewart awarded AMS research grant from the M. Elizabeth C. Bartlett fund.  M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet was a distinguished scholar of French music of the C18-19th. The fund...
September 21, 2020
Robert Lagueux, PhD ‘04 (Music History) Dean for Faculty Development Berklee College of Music   Learn about Robert’s career path and how his time at Yale shaped his...
September 1, 2020
Aditya Chander entered the 2020 World Bach Competition (presented by the Boulder Bach Festival) as a violinist, and was a laureate in the University Instrumental category. ...
August 19, 2020
20 Questions for Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb by Italian Academy Fellow Gundula Kreuzer