Institute of Sacred Music Administration and Faculty


  • Peter Salovey, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., President of the University
  • Scott A. Strobel, B.A., Ph.D., Provost of the University
  • Emily P. Bakemeier, A.B., M.F.A., Ph.D., Deputy Provost
  • Martin D. Jean, B.A., M.M., A.Mus.D., Director of the Institute of Sacred Music
  • Robert Blocker, D.M.A., Lucy and Henry Moses Dean of Music, Yale School of Music
  • Gregory E. Sterling, B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D., The Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean of Yale Divinity School

Friends of the Institute

  • Dale Adelmann, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
  • Bobby Alexander, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Dorothy Bass, Valparaiso University
  • Philip V. Bohlman, University of Chicago
  • Ena Heller, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College
  • Don E. Saliers, Emory University (Emeritus)
  • Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University (Emeritus)

Faculty Emeriti

  • Marguerite L. Brooks, M.M., Associate Professor Adjunct Emerita of Music
  • Simon Carrington, M.A., Professor Emeritus in the Practice of Choral Conducting
  • Margot E. Fassler, Ph.D., Robert S. Tangeman Professor Emerita of Music History
  • Peter S. Hawkins, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Religion and Literature
  • Thomas Murray, A.B., Professor Emeritus in the Practice of Organ
  • Thomas H. Troeger, B.A., B.D., S.T.D., J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor Emeritus of Christian Communication


  • Awet Andemicael, B.A., M.F.A., M.A.R., M.A., Ph.D., Associate Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor Adjunct of Theology
  • Teresa Berger, L.Th., M.Th., Dr.Theol., Dipl.Theol., Dr.Theol.Habilitation, Professor of Liturgical Studies, Thomas E. Golden Professor of Catholic Theology, and Coordinator of the Program in Liturgical Studies
  • Jeffrey Brillhart, B.M., M.M., Lecturer in Organ Improvisation
  • Craig Cramer, D.M.A., Visiting Professor of Organ
  • Carl Pickens Daw, Jr., B.A., M.Div., M.A., Ph.D., Lecturer in Sacred Music (spring 2021)
  • Jeffrey Grossman, A.B., M.M., Lecturer in Music
  • Ethan Heard, B.A., M.F.A., Lecturer in Acting
  • David Hill, M.A., Professor Adjunct of Choral Conducting and Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum
  • Martin D. Jean, B.A., M.M., A.Mus.D., Professor of Organ, Professor Adjunct of Sacred Music, and Director of the Institute of Sacred Music
  • Ronald S. Jenkins, B.A., Ed.D., Visiting Professor of Religion and Literature (fall 2020)
  • David Mahan, B.A., M.A.R., Ph.D., Lecturer in Religion and Literature
  • Vasileios Marinis, B.A., D.E.A., M.A.R., L.M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture and Coordinator of the Program in Religion and the Arts
  • Mark Miller, B.A., M.M., Lecturer in Sacred Music
  • Walden Moore, B.M., M.M., Lecturer Adjunct in Organ
  • Tomoko Nakayama, B.M., M.M., Lecturer in Music
  • Sally M. Promey, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D., Professor of Religion and Visual Culture and Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies (on leave, spring 2021)
  • Markus Rathey, Ph.D., Robert S. Tangeman Professor in the Practice of Music History
  • Mark Ryan Roosien, B.A., M.Th., Ph.D., Lecturer in Liturgical Studies
  • Melanie C. Ross, B.A., M.A.R., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies
  • Bryan D. Spinks, B.A., Dip.Th., M.Th., B.D., D.D., Bishop F. Percy Goddard Professor of Liturgical Studies and Pastoral Theology
  • James Taylor, B.Mus., M.Dipl., Professor in the Practice of Voice and Coordinator of the Program in Voice: Early Music, Oratorio, and Chamber Ensemble
  • André J. Thomas, D.M.A., Visiting Professor of Choral Conducting and Interim Conductor, Yale Camerata
  • Christian Wiman, B.A., Clement-Muehl Professor of Communication Arts

Affiliated Faculty

  • Örgü Dalgiç, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Lecturer in Religion and Visual Culture
  • Jeffrey Douma, D.M.A., Professor Adjunct of Choral Conducting
  • Felicity Harley, B.A., Ph.D., Lecturer
  • Margaret Olin, A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar

Executive Committee

  • Professors Berger, Jean, Marinis, Promey, Rathey, Spinks, and Taylor

ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts

  • Heba Arafa Abdelfattah, B.A., Ph.D.
  • Meg Bernstein, A.B., M.A., M.A.R., Ph.D.
  • Rebecca Dirksen, B.M., M.A., Ph.D.
  • Caroline Gruenbaum, B.A., Ph.D.
  • Bo kyung Blenda Im, B.A., M.A.R., Ph.D.
  • Jean Ngoya Kidula, B.Ed., M.M., Ph.D.
  • Christopher-Rasheem McMillan, B.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.
  • Marie-Ange Rakotoniaina, Th.M., Ph.D.
  • Riley Parker Soles, B.A., M.T.S., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.


  • Laura Adam, Manager of Music Programs and Concert Production
  • Erin Ethier, Lead Administrator
  • Kristen Forman, Executive Assistant to the Director
  • Stephen Gamboa-Diaz, Assistant for Publications and Communications
  • Eben Graves, Program Manager
  • Nathaniel Gumbs, Director of Chapel Music
  • Aric Isaacs, Concert Production Assistant
  • Trisha Lendroth, Assistant Administrator
  • Caitlin MacGregor, Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Melissa Maier, Manager of Marketing, Communications, and Publications
  • Laurie Ongley, Concert Production Coordinator, Yale Camerata
  • Sachin Ramabhadran, Technical/AV Coordinator
  • Mark Roosien, Admissions Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Santamaria, Financial Assistant
  • Raymond Vogel, Events Assistant