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, October 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center (WALL53) See map
53 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 7:30pm
Marquand Chapel See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 5:00pm
Marquand Chapel See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511


Sir David Willcocks
September 21, 2015
At the ISM, we are reminiscing on a number of visits from the great conductor, Sir David Willcocks. His creativity and musical energy were matched only by his kindness. ...
September 16, 2015
The ISM’s Annual Report for 2014-2015 is now available HERE.
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September 3, 2015
Finding more information has just gotten easier as result of a new Google search feature on our website. As a part of a university-wide web initiative, this site has been...
August 28, 2015
Join the chorus! Auditions are next week for all ISM ensembles. Email choral.auditions@...