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.
The editor, Rita Ferrone, 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 commentary on the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Liturgy: Sacrosanctum Concilium, is used in teaching worldwide. 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 as a Friend of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and has taught for the past four years in the ISM Congregations Project summer seminar. In addition to editing The Yale ISM Review, she writes a column for Commonweal magazine and blogs at Pray Tell.
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