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, February 8, 2016 - 4:30pm
ISM Great Hall See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sprague Memorial Hall See map
470 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Dwight Chapel See map
67 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:30pm
Cathedral of St. John the Divine See map
1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.,
NYC, NY 10025
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Christ Church New Haven See map
84 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:30pm
Dwight Chapel See map
67 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511


January 5, 2016
Now in its sixth year, the 2016 ISM Congregations Project will expand its reach and condense its program to a three-day conference format, July 19 – 21, on the Yale campus in...
January 4, 2016
Three excerpts from Krista Tippett’s lecture, The Mystery and Art of Living, and from the ensuing conversation with Christian Wiman have been posted on the ISM’s...
Krista Tippett in Battell Chapel
December 22, 2015
On Being’s Krista Tippett on journalism, compassion, and exposing virtue By Timothy Cahill See YouTube clips from Tippett’s lecture: here, here, and here.   As the...