About Us


The Yale Graduate Music Symposium was founded to promote collegiality and the exchange of ideas between graduate students in all areas of music research. The biennial conference is organized by the ethnomusicology, musicology, and music theory graduate students at Yale’s Department of Music.

2024 YGMS Committee

(Names appear in alphabetical order by last name)

Conference Co-chairs: Hannah Rosa Schiller, Jessica Sipe, Chloe Smith

Website, Publicity, & Technology: Hannaneh Akbarpour, Alexandra Dreher, Shwetant Kumar, Nathan Smith

Catering: Anna Aldins, Philip Bixby, Christoph’ McFadden

Housing: Renée Barbre, Rachel Gain

Please send all correspondence to:


Yale Graduate Student Symposium
c/o Yale Department of Music
469 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511