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

August 20, 2014
Ian Tomesch (MM ‘12, MMA ‘13) has been appointed University Organist and Instructor in Organ at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.  The organ at lehigh is a 1952 Austin (III...
August 20, 2014
Caleb Bennetch (M.M. ‘13) has been appointed Director of Music at St.John’s United Methodist Church in Austin, TX. 
August 19, 2014
Tuesday Rupp, M.Div. ‘13, is Director of Children and Family Ministries at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in NYC, and featured in their new video. The Confirmation...
August 19, 2014
Andy Barnett (M.Div. ‘12) has been named to the Bishop’s Chair for Environmental Science & Food Justice at Campbell Hall Episcopal High School in North Hollywood, CA. ...
August 19, 2014
John Taylor Ward (MMA ‘13) is the assistant artistic director of the Lakes Area Music Festival (LAMS) in Brainerd, Minnesota, which he co-founded in 2009. Listen to an...
June 6, 2014
Organist Okula Owolabi (M.M. ‘03) has recently been appointed as Associate Professor of Organ at the University of Michigan.     Kola Owolabi, a native of Toronto, Canada,...
Mark Biggins, Simon Carrington, Marguerite L. Brooks
March 3, 2014
Marguerite L. Brooks ISM alumni and friends were well represented at the recent ACDA eastern division conference in Baltimore.  Yale was represented by Jeffrey Douma, Jenna-...
January 15, 2014
Iain Quinn (MM ‘04) recently completed a reconstruction of Samuel Barber’s childhood cantata, Christmas Eve. The first performance took place as part of the 104th...
January 8, 2014
Paul Jacobs has been appointed to lead the Organ Institute at the Oregon Bach Festival.  The newly created institute, scheduled for June 30-July 4, 2014, will be devoted...
October 7, 2013
Carol Williams is based in San Diego, and is the Seventh Civic Organist of the city. She has been the Civic Organist since 2001. She is the first woman to hold such a...