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, October 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Graduate Club () See map
155 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Battell Chapel See map
College and Elm Sts.
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Graduate Club () See map
155 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center (WALL53), Auditorium See map
53 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511


October 18, 2016
Each autumn we welcome new students who bring a breadth and depth of diverse backgrounds to our interdisciplinary enterprise. Many of them accepted our invitation to tell a...
Nell Painter
October 14, 2016
Carrie Mae Weems and the Art of Resistance Abigail Storch (M.A.R. expected ‘18) What is the role of grace in the pursuit of democracy? This is the driving question behind...
The building at 406 Prospect St, photo by Tyler Gathro
October 11, 2016
Martin Jean, director of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, has announced plans to renovate and relocate many of the ISM’s offices to the Yale-owned building at 406 Prospect...
Jeffers L. Engelhardt
September 26, 2016
The ISM has announced the publication of Vol. 2, No. 2 of Yale Journal of Music & Religion (YJMR), and the appointment of Jeffers L. Engelhardt as its new editor-in-chief...