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

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
Christ Church Episcopal () See map
84 Broadway at Elm
New Haven, CT 06511
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 4:00pm
Institute of Sacred Music (SDQ), Great Hall See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
Marquand Chapel (Marq) See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
England and France See map


ISM alumni gather at the ACDA convention
April 28, 2015
Alumni News ACDA Convention: Feb 2015 The American Choral Director’s Association gathered in Salt Lake City in February, and many ISM students, faculty, and alumni were...
Hildegard of Bingen
April 23, 2015
Ed. Note Again this year, during spring break a merry band of pilgrim/scholars embarked on an extended field trip in connection with a class taught by ISM faculty. Thirteen...
April 22, 2015
Megan Mitchell (M.A.R. ‘15) To search for the good and make it matter: this is the real challenge for the artist. Not simply to transform ideas or revelations into matter,...
Tuesday Rupp, M.Div. '13, with her students
April 14, 2015
In Her Own Words: I’m honored to say that I’ve just been named the new director of Christian formation and arts ministry at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly...
Threnos (Lamentation), 1164, fresco in the Church of St. Panteleimon, Nerezi, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photo © 2012 by Philip Truax (M.Div. ’13). Licensed for academic use only.
April 2, 2015
Our spring issue of The Yale ISM Review is devoted to the Passion of Jesus Christ. In it we have collected examples of how this central mystery of the Christian faith has...