Called a true sound artist, who “. . .applies sound to the airwaves the same way a painter applies colors to canvas,” (Fanfare), Judith Shatin is a composer whose music is inspired by a keen interest in literature and the visuals arts, and by the sounding world. She has been commissioned by organizations including the Barlow Endowment and Fromm Foundation, the Library of Congress and many more. Ensembles such as the American Composers Orchestra, Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion, the Kronos Quartet and the National, Illinois and Richmond Symphonies have also commissioned her work. Her music has been featured at festivals including Aspen, BAM Next Wave, Grand Teton, Havana in Spring, Moscow Autumn, Seal Bay and West Cork. She has been honored with four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, while a two-year retrospective of her music, culminating in the premiere of her folk oratorio, Coal, was sponsored by the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Arts Partners Program. Her music can be heard on the Centaur, Neuma, New World, Ravello and Sonora labels, and on two portrait albums on the Innova label. The founder of the Virginia Center for Computer Music, Judith Shatin is William R. Kenan, Jr Professor at the University of Virginia. Judith and Gayle Martin met while students at The Juilliard School, and became life-long friends and collaborators.