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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 up to date with the alumni news. Additionally, alumni may be interested in the Job Listings page maintained by our placement office.

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Alumni News

May 28, 2024
From May 28-June 6, Yale Schola Cantorum will tour the United Kingdom with Juilliard415 performing Bach’s Mass in B Minor. The concerts will be conducted by David Hill.  The...
May 20, 2024
On Sunday, May 19, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music honored its twenty-two newest graduates at a commencement dinner held in the Old Refectory at Yale Divinity School.  Of...
May 8, 2024
The psalmist exhorts us to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord,” and on May 5 more than 1,000 people in Woolsey Hall raised their voices in jubilant noise. An ecumenical hymn...
May 3, 2024
The culminating event of the ISM’s 50th anniversary celebrations will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 in Woolsey Hall. The Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor and the Rev. Dr...
April 30, 2024
Yale has a new professional choir, and it is well worth hearing. The Yale Consort sings evensong services at local churches, especially Christ Church at 84 Broadway. Most of...
April 30, 2024
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 27 in grand style. A glittering performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor provided the capstone to a...
April 23, 2024
Watch this short video that traces the growth and impact of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music throughout its fifty years at Yale University, in close partnership with...
April 15, 2024
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...
March 27, 2024
The National Competition in Organ Improvisation recently announced the semi-finalists for this summer’s competition at the American Guild of Organists (AGO) conference in ...
March 22, 2024
Congratulations to ISM alumni Emily Boring, M.Div. ‘23, on multiple achievements. Following graduation, Emily has been serving as associate rector of All Souls Episcopal...