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.


Jason Geary
February 14, 2020
Jason Geary, who graduated from Yale’s Ph.D. program in musicology in 2004 with a dissertation on Mendelssohn’s music for Greek tragedies, has been selected to lead the...
January 28, 2020
The graduate student body recently founded the Grant Hagan Society in Fall 2019, an affinity group to support students of color. Named for two pioneering African-American...
July 1, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Gundula Kreuzer who was promoted to Full Professor!
June 5, 2019
The Dent Medal, struck in memory of the distinguished scholar and musician Edward J. Dent (1876-1957), has been awarded by the Royal Musical Association annually since 1961...
May 21, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Joshua Gailey (PhD 2019) was nominated for the Prize Teaching Fellowship for MUSI 180 - History of Rock.  Nominations for Prize Teaching...