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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

Harry Adams
The ISM mourns the loss of our dear friend Harry Adams.  Harry Baker Adams ’51 B.D., the Horace Bushnell Professor Emeritus of Christian Nurture, passed away on Wednesday,...
Hamid Al-Saadi, one of the few masters of the Iraqi maqam, will perform with Safaafir, the only U.S.-based ensemble dedicated to the genre, on Saturday, January 18 at 4:30 PM...
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is pleased to announce that two new recordings of Yale Schola Cantorum, conducted by its principal conductor David Hill, have been released...
andre thomas
Martin Jean has announced the appointment of André Thomas for the 2020–2021 academic year. Dr. Thomas will join the faculties of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale...