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, April 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
ISM Great Hall See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 4:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green See map
Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
Woolsey Hall See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
Dwight Chapel See map
67 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:30pm
Woolsey Hall See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511


Hildegard of Bingen
April 23, 2015
Ed. Note Again this year, during spring break a merry band of pilgrim/scholars embarked on an extended field trip in connection with a class taught by ISM faculty. Thirteen...
April 22, 2015
Megan Mitchell (M.A.R. ‘15) To search for the good and make it matter: this is the real challenge for the artist. Not simply to transform ideas or revelations into matter,...
Tuesday Rupp, M.Div. '13, with her students
April 14, 2015
In Her Own Words: I’m honored to say that I’ve just been named the new director of Christian formation and arts ministry at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly...
Threnos (Lamentation), 1164, fresco in the Church of St. Panteleimon, Nerezi, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photo © 2012 by Philip Truax (M.Div. ’13). Licensed for academic use only.
April 2, 2015
Our spring issue of The Yale ISM Review is devoted to the Passion of Jesus Christ. In it we have collected examples of how this central mystery of the Christian faith has...
Conspirare Company of Voices, directed by Craig Hella Johnson
February 12, 2015
Continuing what has become an annual tradition, several Yale ISM and YSM alumni took home prizes at the 2015 Grammy Awards.  On Sunday, February 8, the 2015 GRAMMY® for Best...