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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. Read More

News

December 7, 2018
Gundula Kreuzer’s book, Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera, was nominated as “best opera/music book of the year” in the...
November 13, 2018
The Society for Music Theory recently announced the winners of the 2018 Publication awards. The Society awards five prizes annually for the best books and articles on music-...
October 30, 2018
Anna Zayaruznaya is one of three Yale faculty members to receive the 2018 Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication or Research by untenured...
October 25, 2018
“How Nazi is it?” - Gundula Kreuzer on German nationalism and music was recently published in The Times Literary Supplement.  Please click here to read the article.
October 25, 2018
Will Waston recently had an article titled “Philippe de Vitry, Levi ben Gershon, and the Consonant Whole Tone” published in Music Theory and Analysis.