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

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church () See map
325 Park Ave.
New York City, NY 10022
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Trinity Church on the Green See map
230 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
Marquand Chapel See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:30pm
Woolsey Hall (WOOL) See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511


Yale Journal of Music & Religion
April 26, 2017
Online Now Vol. 3, No. 1, a general issue covering topics such as street performance in Hindu-Christian dialogue, the religious aspects of Acadian patriotic songs, and church...
Alumni Adrianna Tam, Nate Widelitz, Joe Gregorio, Max Holman with Derek Greten-Harrison
April 24, 2017
Current choral conducting students Hannah Carr and Simon Lee were announced as semifinalists of the graduate conducting competition at the national conference of the American...
Reena Esmail
April 19, 2017
Reena Esmail It felt like a dream sequence: I was back in my old neighborhood in Delhi, in the open-air central market. It was a Friday afternoon and the market was bustling...
Boarding the Bus
April 10, 2017
Abigail Storch, M.A.R. ‘18 Photos by Joseph Kemper, M.M. ‘18 Over spring break, Yale Schola Cantorum traveled to India, performing Bach’s Magnificat in D and Reena Esmail’s...