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 - 9:00am
Leigh Hall (LGH) See map
435 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue TBD See map
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Christ Church (CHRIST) See map
84 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511


Apicella + Bunton rendering of new Common Room
July 18, 2017
Martin Jean The ISM’s renovation plans for 406 Prospect are gaining momentum. Our able team, led by Maggie McInnis from Yale Facilities, includes representatives from...
Henry Parkes
July 13, 2017
Henry Parkes, assistant professor of music, has been awarded a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for the 2017-2018 academic year. The foundation, whose...
June 30, 2017
Compiled by Stephen Gamboa-Diaz 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...
June 30, 2017
Remarks offered at the ISM Commencement Banquet, May 22, 2017 by Martin Jean Dear graduates: I have one question for you: do you feel ready for all that lies ahead? Obviously...