Welcome to the Yale Institute of Sacred Music – a premier center for the interdisciplinary study of sacred music, worship, and the related arts. Partnering with the Yale School of Music and Yale Divinity School, as well as other academic and professional units at Yale, the ISM prepares its students for careers in church music and other sacred music, pastoral ministry, performance, and scholarship. The ISM engages musicians, artists, clergy, and scholars from around the world in rigorous training and collaboration, and offers a full calendar of concerts, lectures, exhibitions, and other events.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG), Auditorium See map
1111 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 319 See map
63 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:30pm
Marquand Chapel (Marq) See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 5:00pm
Christ Church New Haven See map
84 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511


July 25, 2016
One of the capstone experiences of ISM life is our biennial study trip, which took us this year to Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Saint Petersburg, Russia. The...
July 22, 2016
compiled by Katharine Luce On Sunday, May 22, the ISM presented its newest graduates with their ISM certificates at a banquet at the New Haven Lawn Club. Some of them...
July 22, 2016
by Martin Jean, director Virtually all of you students came here one, two, or three years ago, in part to work with the distinguished ISM faculty, because you had a dream – ...
July 16, 2016
Teresa Berger attended an international conference at Sant’Anselmo in Rome in early May, where she gave a paper on “The Manifold Languages of Reconciliation in a...