General Information and Requirements

Graduate Study

  • All ISM students are also students in either the Yale School of Music or Yale Divinity School.
  • For degrees in the Yale School of Music, the Institute admits outstanding organists, choral conductors, and singers based on the application and auditions. On occasion, the ISM will admit a composition major with a particular interest in sacred music. They must first be accepted by the School of Music and should register their interest with the ISM Office of Admissions.
  • For degrees in the Yale Divinity School, the Institute is interested in students who seek theological education with an emphasis on liturgical studies or religion and the arts, as well as M.Div. candidates for ordination who desire interaction with practicing church musicians as part of their education.
  • Contact us at or 203.432.9753.