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 coming soon!)

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), Room 319 See map
63 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511


July 22, 2016
compiled by Katharine Luce On Sunday, May 22, the ISM presented its newest graduates with their ISM certificates at a banquet at the New Haven Lawn Club. Some of them...
July 22, 2016
by Martin Jean, director Virtually all of you students came here one, two, or three years ago, in part to work with the distinguished ISM faculty, because you had a dream – ...
July 16, 2016
Teresa Berger attended an international conference at Sant’Anselmo in Rome in early May, where she gave a paper on “The Manifold Languages of Reconciliation in a...
July 15, 2016
Judith Dupré (M.Div. ‘11) I write nonfiction, primarily about design and architecture. My new book, One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building, is my fifth work of...
Robert Bennesh
July 14, 2016
Robert Bennesh   (M.M. ‘14, A.D. ‘15) After graduating (for the last time)  from the ISM last May, I assumed the position as Director of Music at the Church of Sweden in...
July 13, 2016
Alumni News Several ISM organ alumni were in attendance at the national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Houston. Pictured at left: Russell Weismann (M.M. ‘07...