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

After seven June U.K. performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Yale Schola Cantorum, The Yale Voxtet, the ISM’s select group of eight singers who specialize in early...
Three ISM alumni won first, second, and third prizes in the biennial National Competition in Organ Improvisation (NCOI) announced on July 1 at the 2024 American Guild of...
The Institute of Sacred Music is delighted to announce the appointments of Drs. Bálint Karosi and Richard Webster as lecturers in sacred music for the 2024-25 academic year....
We’re a little late in passing this news along, but it was too exciting not to share at some point! A belated congratulations to Juliet Papadopoulos M.M. Voice ‘24, who...

Upcoming Events

2021–2022 events coming soon!