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

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...
August 26, 2013
Russell Weismann has been appointed Director of Music and Liturgy at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Bethesda, Maryland.  He leaves the post as Associate Director of...
August 26, 2013
Christian Lane is entering his sixth year as Associate University Organist and Choirmaster at Harvard’s Memorial Church, where he arrived after graduating from Yale and...
August 26, 2013
Joseph Gregorio (MM ‘04, choral conducting) has accepted a one-year appointment as director of choirs at Swarthmore College.  He also continues his work toward a DMA in...
August 26, 2013
Lindsey Henricksen Rodgers received a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Oregon in June 2013. Her dissertation,en titled “The North German Chorale Fantasia: A Sermon...
August 9, 2013
Tuesday Rupp has been appointed the Interim Director of Youth and Family Ministries at Church of the Heavenly Rest (on the corner of 90th and 5th Avenue) in New York City. In...
August 6, 2013
Michael Smith has been appointed Organist and Choirmaster at Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, PA. He leaves a similar post at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge...
August 6, 2013
Kat Banakis  has been appointed director of strategic implementation and analytics at Grenzebach, Glier & Associates, a full service philanthropic management consulting...
August 5, 2013
  Rachel Heath has been appointed as the Coordinaror for Spiritual Life at Rockefeller Chapel and the University of Chicago. Along with developing and implementing...