Explore music beyond the practice room

Resources at Yale
All eras of music history, from the ancient to the contemporary, inform the modern musician's performances.
Explore Music at YSM

At the Yale School of Music, exploration drives every student’s musical journey.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, the School’s Media Production department, and the Center for Studies in Music Technology are just a few of the resources that help students inform their performances.

at the collection
Resounding Brass: Conch Shells to Silver Trumpets
Brass instruments have been used for centuries in many social contexts. This exhibition explores their evolution from natural horns to valved technological wonders.

Explore Yale’s Resources

From historical instruments to state-of-the-art computer systems, the Yale School of Music offers a vast array of musical, technological, and scholarly resources. Here we offer the tools to support and enhance the creative development of our students and faculty.

Concerts at the Collection

Experience concerts at the Collection of Musical Instruments, a series that offers a distinguished slate of performances in a historical context.

Research at the Collection

Musical instruments are an invaluable primary source for organologists (specialists in the study of musical instruments), musicologists, instrument makers, performers, and cultural historians. The Collection is committed to granting access to its holdings to qualified researchers as freely as is permitted by good conservation practice.

Access Yale’s Resources

Yale is home to extraordinary resources, including world-class libraries, graduate-professional schools with which the School of Music is affiliated, and cutting-edge technologies.