Welcome

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

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  by Martin Jean Director, Yale Institute of Sacred Music   I have lived through many moments of racial unrest in American history that stimulate calls for change—often the...
Marilynne Robinson
Originally scheduled for April, 2020, and cancelled due to Covid-19, Marilynne Robinson has revised and Zoom-recorded two lectures for us now. (Sound quality may be affected...
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is pleased to announce that eight fellows have been selected for the 2020–2021 year. The Institute is an interdisciplinary graduate center...
Conductor David Hill talks with composers Roderick Williams and Reena Esmail about their commissioned works for Yale Schola Cantorum, released on the Hyperion label. We will...

Upcoming Events

2020–2021 season coming soon!