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

We are excited to announce the publication of the latest issue of The Yale ISM Review. Centered around the theme of disasters, this edition of YISMR explores how music, the...
The ISM is pleased to introduce the fellows who will join our community for the 2021–2022 year. The ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts are scholars, religious...
Walden Moore, Janet Yieh, Joey Fala, and Thomas Murray
It’s no secret that Thomas Murray, Professor Emeritus in the Practice of Organ, loves Rolls Royces, and it’s even more well-known that he loves taking friends for...
Yale Schola Cantorum, under the direction of David Hill, is excited to announce the release of four virtual choir recordings celebrating Holy Week and the beginning of the...