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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.

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Organized at Yale by Laura Luís Worden (M.A.R. ’19), the exhibition Defiant Spirits: Fernando Brito’s Sinaloa opened in Miller Hall on September 4. Through the lens of the...
Volume 5, No. 1, a general issue covering the theology of music in English Protestantism, the Forum for the Inculturation of Liturgical Music in Nigeria, and the function of...
Thomas Murray joined the School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music faculty in 1981 and became university organist in 1990. In addition to a prominent career as a soloist...
On Sunday, May 19, the ISM presented its newest graduates with their ISM certificates at a banquet at the New Haven Lawn Club. Some of our students and fellows accepted our...