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

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...
Brahms Yale Schola Cantorum Poster
August 30, 2018
by Stephen Gamboa-Díaz We are excited to announce the release of Yale Schola Cantorum’s album of the Brahms Requiem on the Hyperion label. Led by conductor David Hill, Schola...
Grossman, Nakayama, Graves, Hansen
August 7, 2018
New Faculty We welcome Jeffrey Grossman as lecturer in music at the Yale Institute of Music and Yale School of Music. His duties will include one-on-one coaching of early...
ISM Class Photo 2018
July 26, 2018
Compiled by Stephen Gamboa-Díaz On Sunday, May 20, the ISM presented its newest graduates with their ISM certificates at a banquet at the New Haven Lawn Club. Some of our...
ISM prizewinners Abbie Storch, Kathleen Kilcup, Simon Lee, David McNeil, and Josiah Hamill with director Martin Jean
July 25, 2018
Delivered at the ISM Commencement Banquet, May 20, 2018 Martin Jean Many of us leave soon for the ISM Study Tour to Spain, where, among many other things, Schola will reprise...
Alumni photos
June 29, 2018
ALUMNI NEWS Kate Steiner (Kennedy) (M.A.R. ’07) accepted a position as assistant professor of musicology at Conrad Grebel University College in the University of Waterloo,...
Interior panorama of the Church of Huaro, Peru
May 29, 2018
This past year has been a productive one at The Center for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion (MAVCOR), with the first convening of our new multi-year...