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

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 7:30pm
England and France See map
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
New Haven Free Public Library () See map
133 Elm St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
Marquand Chapel (Marq) See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
Woolsey Hall (WOOL) See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 1:45pm
Trinity Church on the Green () See map
230 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)


2014 Congregations Project participants
May 7, 2015
The ISM is pleased to announce that seven congregations from all over North America have been selected to attend the ISM Congregations Project Summer Seminar in June, 2015....
Filming in Marquand Chapel
May 5, 2015
In February, the crew of PBS’ Religion & Ethics Newsweekly filmed Marquand worship as part of a segment on the ISM, set to air the weekend of May 8. Check local listings...
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...