Photo Essay | Fall 2013

  Can you believe that this fall alone, the ISM presented nearly 50 events to the public?  These events ranged from concerts, student recitals, lectures, film screenings, field trips, art exhibitions, and more!  While it was certainly a busy season for all involved, the diversity […]

Exhibition | All That Remains

Each year, the ISM is proud to curate art exhibitions that engage with matters of spirituality, religion, and the sacred.  This fall, we featured the work of three artists–Rick Bartow, Judith Lowry, and Lewis deSoto–all of whom expressed their reactions to the loss of loved ones […]

Day in the Life | Robert Bennesh, MM ’14

Today’s post comes to you from Robert Bennesh, who is a second year organ student here at the ISM.  Robert hails from the great nation of Sweden (IKEA! Volvo! Nobel Prizes!), and in addition to being one of the nicest human beings you’ll ever meet, he […]

Goodbye, summer…?

Well folks, Labor Day has come and gone, marking the unofficial end of summertime and the beginning of another school year.  Classes are in full swing here on the hill (did you know the ISM and YDS are located on top of a hill?), and […]

Schola Tour 2013 | Japan, Singapore, Myanmar

We asked students to help us chronicle the Schola tour to Asia.  Enjoy these narratives compiled by  Knox Sutterfield (‘MM 14), with reflections from Knox,  Kathleen Allan (MM ’14), Andrew Padgett (MM ’14) and Sara Couden (AD ’14):  TOKYO When our jetlagged group arrived in […]

Yale Schola Cantorum 2013 Tour to Asia

  Any practicing musician will admit that multiple performances of a work foster deeper understanding of and insights into a piece of music. This is one of the many benefits that are in store for an ensemble that tours. Spring 2013, was the time for […]

ISM on the Road: Boston Early Music Festival

How is it July already??  Somehow spring has spring, finals are done, recitals are over, and the newest crop of ISM graduates have received their diplomas.  Now that summer is in full swing (and we’re feeling lonely without the normal hustle and bustle of our […]

Day in the Life: Emilie Coakley, MAR ’14

Our second “Day in the Life” student contributer is Emilie Coakley (MAR ), who has kindly agreed to take us with her on a “Typical Tuesday” at the ISM and YDS.  Enjoy!  Hello everyone! My name is Emilie Coakley. I’m a first-year student here at […]

Study Tour 2012 | Greece and Turkey

One of the best-kept secrets about ISM life is its amazing study tour opportunities!  Every two years, ISM students and faculty travel the world as a group for a study tour. In 2012 we embarked on an adventure to experience Classical antiquity, Christianity, and Islam […]