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.


September 8, 2023
Profile: Musical theater lecturer Jeanine Tesori on imperfect music and living in an empty lighthouse.  Click here to read the full article.
September 1, 2023
Alec Wood received the “best student paper” award from the IRMS (Institute for Russian Music Studies) for his conference paper “Scriabin’s Sophiological Cosmoerotics.”...
August 25, 2023
Alexandra Dreher (2nd year PhD student) was recently granted the following two awards: Emerging Scholar 2023 for The Hymn Society MacMillan Pre-Dissertation Research...
August 18, 2023
The Department of Music is thrilled to welcome two new faculty members in music theory. Giulia Accornero recently completed her PhD at Harvard University and is currently...
March 27, 2023
Office Hours with… Maiani da Silva Violinist Maiani da Silva describes the “artistic agency” she feels performing new music, and a new project that is addressing the climate...