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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

About On November 3rd, 2021, the ISM presented a meditation on Black gospel song by Professor Braxton D. Shelley in conversation with Cheryl Townsend-Gilkes and Cornel West,...
We’re thrilled to announce the publication of Vol. 7, No. 1 of YJMR, examining Christian music in Burma/Myanmar, Scottish metrical psalmody, the Japanese shakuhachi as...
Did you miss this year’s Aidan Kavanagh lecture, delivered by Bryan Spinks? No problem! Watch and learn more here…     A “Wimsey-cal” Detection of the Background...
The Institute of Sacred Music seeks a part time Interim Program Coordinator for its exciting new Interdisciplinary Program in Music and the Black Church. Learn more (link)