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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Check out the new Fellows’ Bookshelf feature. See the books—and articles and chapters and more—that have come out of our fellows’ work during their fellowship year at Yale....
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A new book by Bryan D. Spinks, Bishop F. Percy Goddard Professor of Liturgical Studies and Pastoral Theology at the ISM and YDS, will be published in September by Saint...
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This lecture series is organized by Robert S. Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art, and Vasileios Marinis, Associate Professor of Christian Art and...
Jean Ngoya Kidula
The ISM is pleased to announce that Jean Ngoya Kidula will be joining the ISM community as a fellow, research scholar, and visiting professor of ethnomusicology for the 2020–...