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.


July 1, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Gundula Kreuzer who was promoted to Full Professor!
June 5, 2019
The Dent Medal, struck in memory of the distinguished scholar and musician Edward J. Dent (1876-1957), has been awarded by the Royal Musical Association annually since 1961...
May 21, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Joshua Gailey (PhD 2019) was nominated for the Prize Teaching Fellowship for MUSI 180 - History of Rock.  Nominations for Prize Teaching...
May 16, 2019
Sara Speller has been awarded the Angela Fu Scholarship to pursue an M.Phil. in music (musicology) in St. John’s College at Oxford University. Speller, who originally is from...
May 10, 2019
The Department of Music recently celebrated the upcoming retirement of Professor James Hepokoski, the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music.  The celebrations...