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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

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Because of pandemic precautions, the ISM was not able to celebrate its graduating students and award them their certificates in person this year. The ISM’s virtual...
The ISM is thrilled to announce a new interdisciplinary conference series launching in 2022 to study the music, ritual, and related arts of religious cultures of the Black...
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Four-part webinar series How can we provide better care for the dying, and meaningful funerals or memorials for those who have been lost? What can history teach us about how...
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We’re excited to announce the publication of Vol. 6, No. 2 of the Yale Journal of Music & Religion (YJMR), a special issue titled “Sound and Secularity,” guest-...