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

Troy Messenger
December 16, 2015
In His Own Words Troy Messenger, M.A.R. ‘83; M.Div. ‘88 I work at Union Theological Seminary, where I have now been for twenty years. I wear both practical and academic hats...
August 28, 2014
Brian Bartoldus (M.M.A. ‘11) has been appointed Director of Music Ministry at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. 
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...