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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.

Latest News

advent calendar
Yale Schola Cantorum, under the direction of David Hill, is excited to announce a series of video performances in celebration of Advent and the Christmas season, to be...
Ashon Crawley, associate professor of religious studies and African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, was an ISM Fellow in 2018–2019, working on a...
The conductor David Hill talks to ISM faculty members Markus Rathey and Jimmy Taylor about Robert Schumann’s little-known arrangement of Bach’s St. John Passion. We will hear...
On October 9, Parvathy Baul presented insights into the ancient tradition of the Bauls, including a pre-recorded performance. A recording of the presentation is available...