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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:00am
Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
Woolsey Hall See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 7:30pm
Christ Church New Haven See map
84 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Marquand Chapel See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511


December 5, 2016
Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) has announced that Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth international liturgy...
November 25, 2016
In October, the ISM announced plans to renovate and relocate most of its offices to the building at 406 Prospect St., across the street from Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. |...
November 11, 2016
Martin Jean On November 9, the day after the election, our ISM Colloquium series turned to student presentations, where pairs of students (one divinity and one music student...
November 2, 2016
The American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) is delighted to announce that Marguerite L. Brooks is the 2016 recipient of Connecticut ACDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award....