The Yale ISM Review

I wanted to make you aware of a project we’ve been working hard on over here at the ISM.  Feel free to check it out–it’s a great resource for congregations, ministers, and musicians alike!  We are pleased to present a new venture: The Yale ISM Review. Published […]

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!

Welcome to the Yale ISM Admissions Newsletter!!

Welcome to the Yale ISM Admissions Newsletter!!

Hello hello, and welcome to our ISM Admissions blog! This site was created to help give prospective graduate students a window into our interdisciplinary life at the ISM– where worship meets art, music, and theology. This site provides pointers about the admissions process, and provide a […]

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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 […]

Alumni Profile | Deborah Patterson, M.Div. ’93

by Deborah Patterson, M.A.R. ’93   My time at the ISM was an alchemical moment in time when the elements of ideas, people, and place came together to produce a remarkable and magical experience.  Happily, this alchemy transformed my life as well.   Upon graduating […]

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 […]