Information for Alumni

Welcome ISM/Union Alumni

The purpose of this page is to keep alumni of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Union School of Sacred Music current with the news of both fellow alumni and the ISM. Additionally, alumni may be interested in the Job Listings page maintained by our placement office.

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Alumni News

July 12, 2019
On Sunday, May 19, the ISM presented its newest graduates with their ISM certificates at a banquet at the New Haven Lawn Club. Some of our students and fellows accepted our...
Organists Nathaniel Gumbs, Grant Wareham, and Chase Loomer
June 14, 2019
Beginning Tuesday, June 18, three of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s organists will compete in the preliminary rounds of the Longwood Gardens International Organ...
May 24, 2019
Student News A. Nathaniel Gumbs (M.M. organ ’11), Chase Loomer (M.M. organ ’20), and Grant Wareham (M.M. organ ’20) have all been selected to compete in the 2019 Longwood...
Artist group
April 11, 2019
by Laura Worden When words fail, when we confront the ineffable, we are left to create music, literature, performances, and visual art in an attempt to describe what we feel...
Spencer Reece and Unamuno Festival participants
March 21, 2019
The author of two poetry collections, The Clerk’s Tale and The Road to Emmaus, the Rev. Spencer Reece (M.Div. ’11) is also the founder of the Unamuno Author Series,...
February 8, 2019
The Institute of Sacred Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marilynne Robinson as visiting professor of religion and literature at the ISM and Yale Divinity...
Bryan D. Spinks
January 24, 2019
The Institute of Sacred Music announces the phased retirement of Bryan Spinks, professor of liturgical studies and pastoral theology, beginning now and to be completed at the...
Union Theological Seminary in 1910
January 14, 2019
The 2018–2019 academic year marks the ninetieth anniversary of the founding of the Union Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music, the first implementation of the dream of...
Peter Hawkins
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....
Prof. Thomas Murray
September 6, 2018
The Institute of Sacred Music announces the retirement of Prof. Thomas Murray, professor in the practice of organ and Yale University Organist, effective at the end of the...