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

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Leigh Hall See map
435 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511


June 26, 2015
This past week, teams from seven different congregations around the U.S. and Canada gathered at the ISM for the fifth annual Congregations Project Summer Seminar.  This year...
James Taylor appointment as professor
June 25, 2015
The ISM is pleased to announce the promotion of our colleague, James R. Taylor, to Professor in the Practice of Voice. The joint appointment at Yale Institute of Sacred Music...
June 17, 2015
The ISM is pleased to announce that eight fellows will be joining its interdisciplinary community for the 2015-2016 year. ISM Senior Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the...
June 5, 2015
Following successful concerts in New Haven and New York, conductor David Hill led Yale Schola Cantorum in a tour of England and France, from May 21 through 31, 2015. Schola...
ISM alumni gather at the ACDA convention
May 30, 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...