Yale Institute of Sacred Music

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center, educates leaders who foster, explore, and study engagement with the sacred through music, worship, and the arts in Christian communities, diverse religious traditions, and public life. Partnering with the Yale School of Music and Yale Divinity School, as well as other academic and professional units at Yale, the Institute prepares its students for careers in church music and other sacred music, pastoral ministry, performance, and scholarship.


The Institute of Sacred Music is a vibrant community of 100 students, faculty and staff. Students admitted to the Institute are also admitted to either the Yale School of Music or Yale Divinity School (or both), from which they receive their degrees.