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

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:30pm
ISM Great Hall See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center (WALL53), 116 See map
53 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Alice Tully Hall See map
1941 Broadway
New York City, NY 10023
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saint Joseph Church See map
129 Edwards Street
New Haven, CT 06511


Taj Mahal
February 23, 2017
Yale Schola Cantorum (Schola), an internationally renowned chamber choir open by audition to students from across all of Yale University’s departments and professional...
February 10, 2017
Former ISM Fellow (2012-2013) David W. Stowe has published an article online, entitled “Songs of Worship: Why We Sing to the Lord,” on the Conversation site here. Stowe is...
December 5, 2016
Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) has announced that Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth international liturgy...
November 25, 2016
In October, the ISM announced plans to renovate and relocate most of its offices to the building at 406 Prospect St., across the street from Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. |...