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Student Resources


Student presentations will be graded on the system: Pass with distinction, Pass, Pass with reservation, or Fail. All ISM faculty members will grade your presentation and submit one or two remarks. The Director will collate all the information, adjudicate the grade and convey the faculty comments to the students. Students whose presentations do not pass will not receive credit for the semester of colloquium in which they presented; therefore they will not receive the ISM Certificate.

2020–2021 Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium Presentation Guidelines 

Colloquium Partner & Topic Request Form

Colloquium Topic Proposal Form

Colloquium Grant Request Form

Grants for ISM Students

The Institute of Sacred Music offers a number of grants to support student participation in music competitions, professional events (conferences), summer language study, collaborative projects, and for Colloquium presentation research and/or performances. Each grant has specific guidelines and allowable expenses, as detailed below. Grant application forms a must be accompanied by proposed budgets (list of expenses), and submitted well in advance of proposed activities to Kristen Forman by email ( or by hard copy to her in Miller Hall (Rm. 201). Students will be notified when their applications have been approved. Grant payments will be made in the form of reimbursements for approved expenses. Receipts must be submitted for each item.

Music Competition (for ISM-YSM students)

Professional Event (for ISM-YDS students)

Summer Language Study (for ISM Students)

Student Collaborations (for teams of 2 YDS and 2 YSM students–ISM only)

Student Events Grant

Grants for YDS/MAR Students concentrating in
Religion & the Arts or Liturgical Studies 

The Institute of Sacred Music is pleased to offer two grants to all YDS students who are in the MAR concentrates in liturgical studies or religion and the arts. (You need not be an ISM student to qualify.) To apply, please complete the appropriate grant request form with budgetary and program information as requested, and submit it to Kristen Forman in Miller Hall (Rm. N201) or via email ( You will be notified when/if your request is approved. Payment/reimbursement is made upon completion of the event or course.

Professional Event – Up to $500 to defray travel, accommodation, and registration expenses for conferences at which the student is invited to deliver a paper or serve on a panel. No more than two such grants are given for students in the two-year program, and three grants for students admitted to the third year.

Summer Language Study – Up to $2,750 to defray tuition costs for summer language study (with no more than 10% applicable for travel or lodging costs). No more than one such grant is given to any student.