The Yale ISM Review  is a biannual, open-access online publication serving practitioners in the fields of sacred music, worship, and the related arts. Published and supported by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the Review surveys and offers critical reflection upon a wide variety of musical, artistic, and liturgical artifacts and practices. It does so within an interdisciplinary context, and using multimedia. Each issue of the Review is organized around a theme, and contributors include Yale faculty and other leaders in the field. Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted.

Mark Roosien (guest editor, 2021) is Lecturer in Liturgical Studies at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School. He is a scholar of liturgy, theology, and ecology and translator of Russian religious texts. He is working on a book, based on his dissertation completed at the University of Notre Dame, tentatively titled The Discipline of the Land: Earthquakes, Liturgy, and the Environment in Constantinople. He has two forthcoming translations of the Russian theologian Sergius Bulgakov, The Eucharistic Sacrifice (University of Notre Dame Press, 2021) and Spiritual Diary: 1924-1925 (Angelico Press, 2022), the latter with Roberto De La Noval. He is an ordained deacon in the Orthodox Church in America.

Rita Ferrone (editor, 2014–2019) is an award-winning writer and internationally recognized leader in the Roman Catholic Church for her pioneering efforts in the area of adult Christian Initiation during a time when the reforms of the Second Vatican Council have opened new avenues of ministry for lay people and women. She has played a vital role in liturgical renewal across the U.S. through her writing, teaching, consulting, and leadership training seminars, for which she won the 2007 alumni achievement award from Yale Divinity School. Since that time she has continued her work as an independent scholar, journalist, and teacher. Rita is the author of several books about liturgy. Her acclaimed commentary on the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Liturgy: Sacrosanctum Concilium, is widely used in teaching. She has also taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including a guest professorship in 2013 at the Julius-Maximillians Universität, Würzburg. For seven years she served on the board of the Friends of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and has taught in the ISM Congregations Project summer seminar. In addition to editing The Yale ISM Review, she is a contributing writer and columnist for Commonweal magazine and blogs at Pray Tell.

Editorial Board

Mark Roosien, Guest Editor
Martin Jean, Yale University
Felicity Harley-McGowan, Yale University
Martha Moore-Keish, Columbia Theological Seminary
Christian Wiman, Yale University

Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Melissa Maier, publications manager
Stephen Gamboa-Diaz, publications assistant

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The Yale ISM

The ISM is an interdisciplinary graduate center at Yale University. It engages with the sacred through music, worship, and the arts in Christian communities, diverse religious traditions, and public life.