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.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sprague Memorial Hall (SMH) See map
470 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Woolsey Hall (WOOL) See map
500 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
West Campus Building 900 (Collections Study Center) (W-900) See map
900 West Campus Drive
West Haven, CT 06516


November 12, 2018
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Laukvik as visiting professor of organ at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music in the 2019–2020...
November 5, 2018
The Institute of Sacred Music announces the retirement of Peter S. Hawkins, professor of religion and literature, effective at the end of the fall 2019 semester. Peter S....
The incoming ISM class at orientation
October 9, 2018
Each autumn we welcome new students who bring a breadth and depth of diverse backgrounds to our interdisciplinary enterprise, and we welcome back our continuing students for...