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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

Yale Schola Cantorum, under the direction of David Hill, is excited to announce the release of four virtual choir recordings celebrating Holy Week and the beginning of the...
The Institute of Sacred Music congratulates Dashon Burton (M.M. voice ‘11) on winning a GRAMMY in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album category. Dashon was featured as a...
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ISM professor Markus Rathey recently published Theology, Music, and Modernity: Struggles for Freedom (Oxford University Press) with co-editors Jeremy Begbie (Cambridge and...
The Institute of Sacred Music is excited to announce its spring edition of the Arts, Faith, and Social Justice Series. Read more about the events and register by following...