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


April 9, 2018
Will Watson & Marissa Moore won a Digital Education Innovation grant from the CTL. They plan to use it to develop an interactive database of musical examples for use in...
April 3, 2018
Marissa Moore recently had an article called “Sounding the Congregational Voice” published in the Yale Journal of Music and Religion, Vol 4 Issue 1: Voice, Media, and...
March 27, 2018
Josh Gailey and Matt Mendez recently presented papers at the 44th annual meeting of the Society for American Music in Kansas City. Josh presented a paper entitled “ ‘...
March 1, 2018
Yale Department of Music alum, Esther Morgan-Ellis (PhD 2013), is the author of a new book titled Everybody Sing! Community Singing in The American Picture Palace (2018).
February 20, 2018
Brianne Dolce, 4th year PhD student, has been selected by the Belgian American Educational Foundation as one of 10 Americans to receive a fellowship to spend a year in...