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

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Graduate Club () See map
155 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center (WALL53), Auditorium See map
53 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Graduate Club () See map
155 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:30pm
Dwight Hall (DW), Dwight Chapel See map
67 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511


Jeffers L. Engelhardt
September 26, 2016
The ISM has announced the publication of Vol. 2, No. 2 of Yale Journal of Music & Religion (YJMR), and the appointment of Jeffers L. Engelhardt as its new editor-in-chief...
September 12, 2016
The Center for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion (mavcor.yale.edu) at Yale University is pleased to announce receipt of a major grant from the Henry Luce...
July 25, 2016
One of the capstone experiences of ISM life is our biennial study trip, which took us this year to Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Saint Petersburg, Russia. The...
July 22, 2016
compiled by Katharine Luce 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...