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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 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

Chester Cooke
August 10, 2021
Chester William Cooke, long-time friend of the Institute of Sacred Music, passed away at HillHouse Assisted Living in Bath, Maine on Monday, July 12, 2021, at age 86. A 1957...
Paul Jacobs
August 6, 2021
Alumni News Horace D. Ballard (M.A.R. ’10) has been appointed as the new Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Associate Curator of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums, effective Sept...
ISM Grads 2021
May 24, 2021
The online festivities on May 23 included awarding of ISM certificates, announcing of scholarship and prize recipients by ISM faculty, music, poetry, and remarks by ISM...
May 16, 2021
Alumni News Dianne Bilyak’s (M.A.R. ’06) book Nothing Special: The Mostly True, Sometimes Funny Tales of Two Sisters was published in March by Wesleyan University Press and...
May 12, 2021
We are excited to announce the publication of the latest issue of The Yale ISM Review. Centered around the theme of disasters, this edition of YISMR explores how music, the...
May 10, 2021
The ISM is pleased to introduce the fellows who will join our community for the 2021–2022 year. The ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts are scholars, religious...
Walden Moore, Janet Yieh, Joey Fala, and Thomas Murray
April 30, 2021
It’s no secret that Thomas Murray, Professor Emeritus in the Practice of Organ, loves Rolls Royces, and it’s even more well-known that he loves taking friends for...
March 15, 2021
The Institute of Sacred Music congratulates Dashon Burton (M.M. voice ‘11) on winning a GRAMMY in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album category. Dashon was featured as a...
December 19, 2020
Alumni News ISM graduate Dashon Burton (M.M. voice ’11) was nominated for two GRAMMY awards: Best Classical Solo Vocal Album for Smyth: The Prison, and Best Choral...
December 16, 2020
On December 12, Yale Camerata presented their annual Advent Concert on YouTube and Facebook to a remote audience of nearly 800 viewers. You can watch this exciting production...