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

Bo kyung Blenda Im
October 17, 2019
Martin Jean has announced the appointment of Bo kyung Blenda Im (M.A.R. religion and music ’12) as lecturer in ethnomusicology in the ISM and YDS for spring 2020. During...
October 10, 2019
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...
Judio from Baca (Choix)
September 6, 2019
Organized at Yale by Laura Luís Worden (M.A.R. ’19), the exhibition Defiant Spirits: Fernando Brito’s Sinaloa opened in Miller Hall on September 4. Through the lens of the...
August 9, 2019
Thomas Murray joined the School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music faculty in 1981 and became university organist in 1990. In addition to a prominent career as a soloist...
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...