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 (more 2017 - 2018 events coming soon!)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Leigh Hall (LGH) See map
435 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ), ISM Great Hall See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)


Nathaniel Gumbs
June 12, 2017
NOTES ON THE STAFF Martin Jean has announced the appointment of Nathaniel Gumbs (M.M. ’11) as Director of Chapel Music at Yale University. He will work with students, faculty...
ISM Fellows branding image
May 9, 2017
Martin Jean, director of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, has announced that seven fellows will be joining its interdisciplinary community for the 2017-2018 year. ISM...
Xenia and J. Irwin Miller
May 3, 2017
ISM director Martin Jean has announced that its new home at 406 Prospect St. in New Haven, scheduled to open in the summer of 2018, will be named for its original benefactors...
Yale Journal of Music & Religion
April 26, 2017
Online Now Vol. 3, No. 1, a general issue covering topics such as street performance in Hindu-Christian dialogue, the religious aspects of Acadian patriotic songs, and church...