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 Institute of Sacred Music announces the retirement of Professor Marguerite Brooks at the end of the 2019–2020 academic year. Prof. Brooks has had a long and celebrated...
Union Theological Seminary in 1910
The 2018–2019 academic year marks the ninetieth anniversary of the founding of the Union Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music, the first implementation of the dream of...
We’re excited to announce that David Hill, principal conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum, has been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the...
Yale ISM Review Volume 4 No. 2: Beatitudes cover
We are excited to announce the publication of the latest issue of The Yale ISM Review. Volume 4, No. 2 centers on the theme of the Beatitudes.  Editor Rita Ferrone writes:  “...