All posts filed under “Student Life

Humans of the ISM | Hannah Carr, M.M. ’17

One of the things I really like is the camaraderie within the ISM. Because there aren’t so many students you feel like you get to know people…especially within the ISM music school, you really get to know students within your discipline, something you don’t see […]

Photo Essay | “Humans of the ISM”

If you’re a savvy internet user, you are undoubtedly familiar with the “Humans of New York” page on Facebook.  With its tagline “New York City, one story at a time,” the page weaves together personal narratives and moving photos to create a mosaic of the incredible diversity and humanity found […]

Student Essay | Mark Koyama, M.Div ’16

A Hope That Cannot be Killed in the Streets Liberation Theology Alive in El Salvador by Mark Koyama “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. (Mark 10:14) During […]

Reflections for Growth in 2015

 Reflections for Growth in 2015  Today’s post is a meditation on how to respond effectively and creatively in the face of difficult circumstances, whether it be global turmoil or personal grief. ISM students engage with many of these issues in their studies and in conversation with […]

Student Essay | ISM Field Trip to New York

by Bethany Carlson (M.Div. ’16) In the early morning of a drizzly mid-October Saturday, a group of bedraggled yet caffeinated ISM students, post-doc fellows, and faculty boarded two coach buses. A couple hours later, we were deposited in the heart of lower Manhattan, gatheringat the […]

Fall at the ISM

The fall semester is halfway over, and there’s been lots happening here at the ISM!  Below are some photos of concerts, events, classes, and other bits of ISM life captured by our trusty student reporters (and yours truly).  Enjoy!

Student Essay | Edmund Milly, M.M. ’15

Greetings, everyone!  Today’s post is courtesy of Edmund Milly, bass-baritone, and second-year M.M. student in the vocal program (Early Music, Oratorio, and Chamber Ensemble).  He has kindly agreed to show us what a “typical” week looks like for a full-time student to juggle a jam-packed performing […]

Student Essay | William Stanley, M.Div. ’15

Happy Friday (and a happy long weekend at that!)!   We’ve just finished our first full week of spring semester classes, which means that our student community is either a) settling comfortably into new course schedules, rehearsals, and routines; b) debating between whether to take […]

Student Essay | Liturgical Patterns

Today marks the second day of spring semester classes  (though weather-wise, it’s cold and dark and rainy–still in the throes of winter).  But before we get too far into this season’s coursework, I wanted to share one more student’s reflections upon their fall classes at […]