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

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Leigh Hall See map
435 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511


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August 27, 2015
A Rewarding Partnership Joseph Ripka (M.M. ’11) When my wife Erin and I first visited Stonington Borough, Connecticut, we were entranced by the idyllic beauty and charm of...
Jenna-Claire Kemper (r) with Jacque Campoli at the Commencement Banquet
August 21, 2015
Notes on the Staff As announced in the last issue, Jenna-Claire Kemper left the ISM in May to become executive director of the Koerner Center at Yale. Channeling Bob Newhart...
Members of Schola and Juilliard415 gather with David Hill
August 19, 2015
to England (mostly) and France (briefly) by Katharine Luce Following successful concerts in New Haven and New York, Yale Schola Cantorum and principal conductor David Hill ...
Marguerite L. Brooks and Dean Robert Blocker
August 18, 2015
Marguerite L. Brooks, associate professor of choral conducting, received a Cultural Leadership Citation, given by the Yale School of Music for distinguished contributions to...
The ISM Class of 2015
August 17, 2015
Goodbye, Graduates! compiled by Kathryn McNeal On Sunday, May 17, the ISM presented its newest graduates with their ISM certificates at a banquet at the New Haven Lawn Club....