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, December 1, 2015 - 4:30pm
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium See map
53 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:30pm
Woolsey Hall See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
Battell Chapel See map
College and Elm Sts.
New Haven, CT 06511
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:30pm
Marquand Chapel See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511


The Yale ISM Review cover
November 24, 2015
We are pleased to present the Fall 2015 issue of The Yale ISM Review. Published by Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the Review is a biannual, open-access online publication...
November 23, 2015
This year’s Voxtet members have been busy right from the first day. In addition to singing the Bach masses with Masaaki Suzuki and Schola and Juilliard, they recently spent a...
Dashon Burton
November 20, 2015
Dashon Burton (M.M. ‘11) Before coming to Yale, bass-baritone Dashon Burton began his professional studies at Case Western Reserve University and graduated from the Oberlin...
November 19, 2015
In August, Teresa Berger presented a paper entitled “Christian Worship, Congregational Singing, and Practices of Gender: Exploring the Intersections” at the third biennial...
Schola Cantorum at St. Mary's Church
November 19, 2015
In October Masaaki Suzuki, Schola’s principal guest conductor, returned to the podium to conduct an all-Bach program that included the Lutheran Masses BWV 234 and 235. Schola...