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

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Four-part webinar series How can we provide better care for the dying, and meaningful funerals or memorials for those who have been lost? What can history teach us about how...
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We’re excited to announce the publication of Vol. 6, No. 2 of the Yale Journal of Music & Religion (YJMR), a special issue titled “Sound and Secularity,” guest-...
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We’re thrilled to announce the publication of the Summer 2021 LETTERS Journal, a semi-annual journal of literature and visual art attending to the force and friction of...
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The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is proud and privileged to announce the tenured appointment of Dr. Braxton Shelley as associate professor of sacred music, of divinity, and...