“This was highly inventive music on every level; hugely enjoyable and deeply involving with a constant sense of surprise…”The Washington Post

Judith Shatin ( is a composer, sound artist and community arts partner, whose music, called “something magical” by Fanfare, reflects her multiple fascinations with literature and visual arts, the sounding world, and the social power of music. Her music has been commissioned by organizations such as the Barlow Endowment, Carnegie Hall, the Fromm Foundation, Library of Congress and the Lila Wallace Readers-Digest Arts Partners Program. Ensembles that have commissioned her include Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion, Kronos Quartet, the Dutch Hexagon Ensemble, Scottish Voices and the National, Illinois and Virginia Symphonies. Twice a fellow at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, she has held residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, the VCCA, La Cité des Arts (France), Mishkan Omanim (Israel), among others. The recipient of four National Endowment Composer Fellowships, she has also received awards from Meet the Composer, the New Jersey State Arts Council and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. In demand as a master teacher, Shatin has served as BMI composer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University, as Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and faculty composer at the Wellesley Composers Forum. She is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music. A staunch advocate for her fellow composers, she has served as President of American Women Composers and on the boards of the League/ISCM, American Composers Alliance, and International Alliance for Women in Music; she currently sits on the National Council of the Atlantic Center for the Arts and is a member of the Fellows Council of the Virginia Center for the Arts.