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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

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compiled by Stephen Gamboa-Diaz   On Sunday, May 17, the ISM presented its newest graduates with their ISM certificates during an online celebration. Some of them accepted...
Charles Krigbaum
On April 30, 2020, Yale Professor Emeritus Charles Russell Krigbaum died at the age of 91 in Beverly, Massachusetts. To generations of Yale organ students he was a much-...
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  by Martin Jean Director, Yale Institute of Sacred Music   I have lived through many moments of racial unrest in American history that stimulate calls for change—often the...
Marilynne Robinson
Originally scheduled for April, 2020, and cancelled due to Covid-19, Marilynne Robinson has revised and Zoom-recorded two lectures for us now. (Sound quality may be affected...