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Director’s Introduction | Baltic States

Study Tour 2016 | Estonia, Finland, Russia Martin Jean, director One of the capstone experiences of ISM life is our biennial study trip, which took us this year to Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Saint Petersburg, Russia. The benefit to our students and faculty of […]

Director’s Introduction | Greece & Turkey

One of the privileges of being an ISM student is that every two years, there is an international study tour. This tradition, begun by director John Cook in the 80s and continued by Margot Fassler, has taken the Institute to England, France, Scandinavia, Mexico, the […]

Essay | From Past to Present, From West to East

 by MARILYN KENDRIX, MDiv ’13. Amid icons and organs, chanting and mosaics, divine liturgy and evangelical exhortations, the Institute of Sacred Music lived up to its interdisciplinary mission during this spring’s study trip to Greece and Turkey.   During the last two years of study, I […]

Study Tour Video | Greece & Turkey

While we couldn’t adequately capture every moment of the 2012 ISM Study Tour, this video provides a glimpse of some of the sights, sounds, and experiences had during our time in Greece and Turkey.  Enjoy!  ISM Study Tour Video from Yale ISM on Vimeo.

Essay | New Wines into Old Bottles

by OLIVIA HILLMER, MAR ’12   Leaving behind the suburbs of Athens, we filed slowly into a large open studio flooded with light, nestling into chairs, finding seats on the floor or standing in the back of the room, eventually filling every available space with […]

Essay | It’s Really About Hospitality

by CALEB BENNETCH, MM ’13   Throughout the course of Schola Cantorum’s mini-tour and the ISM’s study trip, I was constantly amazed by the breathtaking buildings surrounding us. From the soaring columns of the Acropolis, to the unfathomable ancient beauty of Aya Irini, from the […]

Essay | Reaching Heavenward

By Benjamin Straley, MM ’10, MDiv ’12.  I remember the opening banquet of my first year at the ISM, in the fall of 2008.  Martin Jean read the following passage from Augustine’s Confessions: But when I love you, what do I love?  It is not physical beauty […]