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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

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UPDATE March 19: In keeping with Yale’s COVID-19 policy and guidelines, all of the ISM’s public events scheduled through May 8 have now been cancelled, including...
Statement from Yale University: The five-city tour of English Musical Splendor, which was to feature the Yale Philharmonia, Yale Schola Cantorum, and The Bach Choir, London,...
Christian Wiman
Christian Wiman, recently appointed as the Clement-Muehl Professor of Communication Arts, is a poet and educator who focuses his research on the language of faith, “...
Harry Adams
The ISM mourns the loss of our dear friend Harry Adams.  Harry Baker Adams ’51 B.D., the Horace Bushnell Professor Emeritus of Christian Nurture, passed away on Wednesday,...