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

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...
Bo kyung Blenda Im
Martin Jean has announced the appointment of Bo kyung Blenda Im (M.A.R. religion and music ’12) as lecturer in ethnomusicology in the ISM and YDS for spring 2020. During...
Each autumn we welcome new students who bring a breadth and depth of diverse backgrounds to our interdisciplinary enterprise, and we welcome back our continuing students for...