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, March 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
Marquand Chapel (Marq) See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ) See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 5:30pm
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church () See map
480 Racebrook Road
Orange, CT 06477
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:30pm
Sterling Memorial Library Auditorium See map
120 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511


Margot Fassler
March 20, 2017
Faculty Margot Fassler, Robert Tangeman Professor Emerita of Music History and former director of the ISM, has been named an honorary member of the American Musicological...
March 7, 2017
From the Director’s Desk Martin Jean Space Update Since we announced the renovation of 406 Prospect Street last fall, we have been hard at work in planning with Yale...
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...