Shatin Music Month

Composer Judith Shatin, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita, retired in May 2018 after 39 years in the University’s McIntire Department of Music. In that time, Shatin founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music, served as Chair, and led development of the Ph.D. program in Composition and Computer Technologies, the first of its kind in the Commonwealth. Meanwhile she built a distinguished career as a composer, regularly commissioned and performed around the world.  Shatin is as versatile as she is accomplished. Her work bridges instrumental and computer music with exquisite technical command, artistic inspiration, and a tireless innovative spirit. In April of 2019 we celebrate Shatin Music Month with a series of concerts, seminars, and other events to honor her many contributions to the arts at the University of Virginia and beyond.

Shatin Music Month at UVA

4/5/19, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., B013 Old Cabell Hall: Symposium on Judith Shatin’s Music
Presentations by Professors Denise Von Glahn, Juraj Kojs and Steve Kemper. Denise Von Glahn is Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology at Florida State University. Juraj Kojs and Steve Kemper both completed their PhD’s in Composition and Computer Technologies at UVA under Shatin’s guidance. Juraj Kojs is now Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, while Steve Kemper is Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. The symposium is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the McIntire Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program and the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality.

Kemper: Sounding the Word; Exploring Religious Symbolism in the Music of Judith Shatin
Kojs: Streams and Voices in the Electroacoustic Music of Judith Shatin
Von Glahn: Judith Shatin Composes Environmental Awareness

4/5/19, 8:00 p.m., Old Cabell Auditorium: University Singers
The University Singers, under the baton of Ryan Mullaney, will perform Adonai Ro’i, Shatin’s setting of Psalm 23 in the original Hebrew, on their spring concert.

4/6/19, 8:00 p.m., Old Cabell Auditorium, Concert of Shatin’s Music
This concert will include music created during Shatin’s long tenure at the University of Virginia. The program features both outstanding UVA performance faculty and guest artists, including mezzo Jennifer Beattie, bass singer David Salsbery Fry and pianists Gayle Martin and Jeremy Thompson.  Music ranges from Werther to Three Summers Heat to Vayter un Vayter (Farther and Farther), For the Fallen and Fantasy on St. Cecilia; it includes acoustic, electroacoustic and digital music. The concert is an Arts Enhancement Event. The concert is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the McIntire Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.

4/27/19, 8:00 p.m., Old Cabell Auditorium
The Charlottesville Symphony, conducted by Benjamin Rous, will perform Piping the Earth on their spring program, together with Wagner’s Prelude from Parsifal, the Schumann Piano Concerto and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.

4/28/19, 3:30 p.m. Repeat performance by the Charlottesville Symphony at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center.


Judith Shatin Website


Fanfare: Time to Burn by Colin Clarke

New Music Box: Multiple Histories Video Interview




UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176