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

Carole Terry
The ISM is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Carole Terry as visiting professor of organ in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music for the fall...
kurt carr
Did you miss “In the Sanctuary” concert and the related events on April 21–22? You can enjoy them right now...
James O'Donnell
Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) is pleased to announce the appointment of James O’Donnell to the faculty of the ISM and Yale School of Music. Mr. O’Donnell succeeds...
Ron Hansen
Did you miss Ron Hansen’s reading and discussion on Thursday, April 7? Here it is, to enjoy at home! Ron Hansen was born in Omaha, Nebraska and educated at Creighton...