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

On Sunday, May 19, the ISM presented its newest graduates with their ISM certificates at a banquet at the New Haven Lawn Club. Some of our students and fellows accepted our...
In March 2019, students in the seminar Religion and Literature in Early Modern Britain traveled to the United Kingdom.  Professors Bruce Gordon (Titus Street Professor of...
Organists Nathaniel Gumbs, Grant Wareham, and Chase Loomer
Beginning Tuesday, June 18, three of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s organists will compete in the preliminary rounds of the Longwood Gardens International Organ...
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Erin Ethier as the new Lead Administrator for the Institute of Sacred Music. Erin joined us in April with a broad background...