PRISM the Newsletter of the ISM

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...
August 5, 2021
John Leinenweber (B.A. ’57; M.A.R. ’93) passed away on July 7, 2021 while residing at Kendal, Oberlin, Ohio. He was 85 years old. A friend and community member of the ISM for...
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July 29, 2021
Because of pandemic precautions, the ISM was not able to celebrate its graduating students and award them their certificates in person this year. The ISM’s virtual...
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July 15, 2021
The ISM is thrilled to announce a new interdisciplinary conference series launching in 2022 to study the music, ritual, and related arts of religious cultures of the Black...
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June 18, 2021
Four-part webinar series How can we provide better care for the dying, and meaningful funerals or memorials for those who have been lost? What can history teach us about how...
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June 15, 2021
We’re excited to announce the publication of Vol. 6, No. 2 of the Yale Journal of Music & Religion (YJMR), a special issue titled “Sound and Secularity,” guest-...