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

john cook
John Wesley Cook, Professor Emeritus of Religion and the Arts at Yale Divinity School (YDS) and Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM), and former director of the ISM, died...
Lund Cathedral
The internationally-renowned Yale Schola Cantorum (Schola), a chamber choir made up of students from across all of Yale University’s departments and professional schools, and...
Artist group
by Laura Worden When words fail, when we confront the ineffable, we are left to create music, literature, performances, and visual art in an attempt to describe what we feel...
Spencer Reece and Unamuno Festival participants
The author of two poetry collections, The Clerk’s Tale and The Road to Emmaus, the Rev. Spencer Reece (M.Div. ’11) is also the founder of the Unamuno Author Series,...