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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.

News

August 1, 2020
The Department of Music at Yale University is proud to count Prof. Philip Ewell among the most distinguished alumni of its Ph.D. program. His powerful work on race and music...
July 2, 2020
Clifton Boyd, Ph.D. candidate in music theory, was awarded the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship from the American Musicological Society. The fellowship supports graduate...
May 21, 2020
John F. Enders Fellowship Award The following Department of Music PhD students have been awarded fellowships from the Yale Graduate School’s John F. Enders Fund for the...
May 19, 2020
  Clifton Boyd, Ph.D. candidate in music theory, was awarded the Margery Lowens Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Society of American Music for work on his...
May 19, 2020
Alexandra Krawetz has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 John Morton Blum Fellowship for Graduate Research in American History and Culture. Established in honor of...