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.


April 18, 2024
Allison Chu, a Ph.D. candidate in Music History at Yale University, is one of 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a $25,000 Scholar Award from...
March 26, 2024
Wonderful article in YaleToday on the Associates in Teaching courses recently offered in the Department of Music.
February 7, 2024
Professor Michael Veal recently published a book:  Living Space: John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Free Jazz, from Analog to Digital by Wesleyan University Press.
January 26, 2024
Joshua Rosenblum is having a book published in May: Closer Than Ever: The Unique Six-Decade Songwriting Partnership of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire. Click here for a...
January 24, 2024
Professor Daniel Walden discusses his fascination with the history of tuning systems, his own tinkering with tuning, and the joy of restoring old instruments. Click here to...