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

Yale ISM professor and renowned tenor, James (Jimmy) Taylor, has been awarded the George Perrin Prize for his extraordinary contribution to the vocal arts in America. The...
An opening reception was held on September 21 in Miller Hall for the new multimedia exhibit, “Between Spirit and Matter” by Utah-based artist, Beth Krensky. Maddie Blonquist...
Image: James O’Donnell conducting (AP photo) In January, James O’Donnell, a renowned concert organist, choral conductor, and liturgical musician, will join the...
The ISM staff are the backbone of our enterprise. They are the skilled and indispensable strategic partners and actors who work with faculty and students to realize and...