Judith Shatin’s music “…allows the imagination to have a field day…” according to The New Music Connoisseur. She is a composer, sound artist and sonic explorer whose music engages our social, cultural and physical environments.
Shatin’s music has been commissioned by organizations including the Barlow Endowment, Carngie Hall, the Fromm Foundation, the McKim Fund of the Library of Congress, Music-at-LaGesse Foundation and the Virginia State Arts Council. It has been featured at festivals including the Aspen, BAM Next Wave, Grand Teton, Havana in Spring, Moscow Autumn, Network for New Music, Seal Bay, Ukraine, Soundways (St. Petersburg) and West Cork, while orchestras that have presented her music include the Chesapeake, Denver, Houston, Illinois, Knoxville, National, Minnesota and Richmond Symphonies. Shatin has held residencies at Bellagio (Italy), Brahmshaus (Germany), Stiftung Dr. Robert und Lina Thyll-Dürr, Casa Zia Lina (Italy), La Cité des Arts (France), Mishkan Amanim (Israel) and in the US at MacDowell, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo.
Educated at Douglass College (AB, Phi Beta Kappa), The Juilliard School (MM) and Princeton University (PhD), Shatin is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita and Founder of the Virginia Center for Computer Music. She has been honored with four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, as well as awards from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer, the New Jersey State Arts Council and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She also been awarded four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. A two-year retrospective of her music, including the commission for her evening-length folk oratorio, COAL, was sponsored by the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Arts Partners Program.
Shatin’s music is published by Arsis Press, C.F. Peters, Colla Voce, E.C. Schirmer, Hal Leonard and Wendigo Music. It can be heard on the Centaur, Innova, Neuma, New World, Ravello and Sonora labels, and is featured in Women of Influence in Contemporary Music, Nine American Composers (Scarecrow Press). Long an advocate for her fellow composers, Shatin has served on the boards of the American Composers Alliance, the League/ISCM, and the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) and served as President of American Women Composers, Inc. (1989-93). In demand as a master teacher, she has been BMI composer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University, senior composer for the Wellesley Composers Conference and Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
A staunch advocate for contemporary music, Shatin has served as President of American Women Composers, on the boards of the League of Composers/ISCM and of the American Composers Alliance and currently serves as a member of the advisory board of the International Alliance for Women in Music. Educated at Douglass College (AB, Phi Beta Kappa), The Juilliard School (MM, Abraham Ellstein Prize) and Princeton University (MFA, PhD), she is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia. For more information, visit www.judithshatin.com.
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