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

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:00am
Leigh Hall See map
435 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:00pm
ISM Great Hall See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 5:00pm
Christ Church Episcopal See map
84 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511


August 28, 2015
Join the chorus! Auditions are next week for all ISM ensembles. Email choral.auditions@...
(c) Forestpath/Dreamstime
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 ...