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 pandemic may have stopped dancers from physically congregating, but at Yale, the beat goes on. An interdisciplinary dance project is bringing together students, world-...
The conductor David Hill talks to choral conductor David Recca (M.M.A. ‘14, D.M.A. ‘18) and cornetto virtuoso Bruce Dickey, two members of a team that newly transcribed and...
advent calendar
Yale Schola Cantorum, under the direction of David Hill, is excited to announce a series of video performances in celebration of Advent and the Christmas season, to be...
Ashon Crawley, associate professor of religious studies and African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, was an ISM Fellow in 2018–2019, working on a...