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

Martin Jean
The ISM is thrilled to report that Yale President Peter Salovey has announced the reappointment of Professor Martin Jean as the director of the Institute of Sacred Music for...
Professor Bryan Spinks and ISM director Martin Jean discuss changes in worship practices in the 19th-century Scottish Presbyterian Church. Video goes live Thursday, May 21 at...
Faculty News Marguerite L. Brooks was honored at the conference of the Eastern Region of the American Choral Conductors Association in March, where she received the...
ISM Fellows program manager Eben Graves and Ranu Roychoudhuri, ISM fellow and historian of photography and art, discuss what photos of the health crisis can tell us. Video...

Upcoming Events

2020–2021 season coming soon!