Welcome to the Yale Institute of Sacred Music – a premier center for the interdisciplinary study of sacred music, worship, and the related arts. 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.

Celebrating 40 years at Yale


Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
Woolsey Hall See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:30pm
ISM Great Hall See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:30pm
Dwight Chapel See map
67 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 5:30pm
Marquand Chapel See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511


November 19, 2014
What do heart rates, hymnbooks, and jazz improvisation have to do with one another? They all involve singing, which is the theme of the first issue of a new publication from...
November 10, 2014
Organist and ISM alumni Tripp Kennedy (M.M. ’14)  has been awarded first prize in the the prestigious Grand Prix de Chartres Interprétation, one of the foremost organ...
November 3, 2014
Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) announces the launch of a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal of interdisciplinary scholarship, the Yale Journal of Music &...