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 is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marilynne Robinson as visiting professor of religion and literature at the ISM and Yale Divinity...
Bryan D. Spinks
The Institute of Sacred Music announces the phased retirement of Bryan Spinks, professor of liturgical studies and pastoral theology, beginning now and to be completed at the...
Bernarda Fink
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Bernarda Fink as Lecturer in Voice in the fall of 2019 in the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music. Ms. Fink will...
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...