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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

If any fans or practitioners of gospel music in New Haven had been unaware that the Institute of Sacred Music offers an Interdisciplinary Program in Music and the Black...
On April 15 the Yale Repertory Chorus presented its spring concert, led by student conductors Mahima Kumara ‘25, Rachel Segman ‘25, and Alex Whittington ‘25. The concert...
Congratulations to Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music alumnus Robert Bennesh, M.M. ’14 and A.D. ’15 for his recent appointment as organist and choir...
Originally from Fort Pierce, Florida, Terrance McQueen, M.Div. ‘24, shares a bit about his life and work at the ISM. What are you doing at the ISM? At the ISM, I have...