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.


November 19, 2021
Bloomsbury releases the latest book in its 33-1/3 series, written during the pandemic by  Ginger Dellenbaugh (ABD). Ginger’s volume on Maria Callas’s album Lyric...
November 11, 2021
Yale’s music theory family was well-represented on the virtual podium at the 2021 Society for Music Theory conference awards ceremony. Congratulations to these Yale...
November 11, 2021
The Journal of the American Musicological Society, musicology’s most competitive journal, has published a new article by Jessica Gabriel Peritz (Assistant Professor): “...
November 11, 2021
Yale’s Board of Trustees has appointed Gary Tomlinson as Sterling Professor of Music and of Humanities. “The Sterling Professorship,” according to the press release, “...
November 11, 2021
Clifton Boyd (ABD) has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Music, NYU Arts & Science.