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

Five images depicting religious and sacred scenes
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music has announced the launch of the Religion, Ecology, and Expressive Culture Initiative, a project that seeks to foster dialogue and...
On Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Yale Voxtet will perform Latin Vespers in Dwight Hall at Yale University. The concert is the culmination of the work the Yale Voxtet has done in their...
—By Amanda Patrick James O’Donnell, now officially engaged in his new role as professor in the Practice of Organ at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM), has been made a...
Kristen Forman retired at the end of December after after twelve years of dedicated service to the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where she served as executive assistant to...