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Education
1979Princeton University Ph.D.
1976 M.F.A.
1974The Juilliard School M.M.
1971Douglass College A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa, Graduation with Honors)

Academic Career
1999 University of Virginia William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor
1992 University of Virginia Professor
1986 University of Virginia Associate Professor
1979 University of Virginia Assistant Professor

Awards and Commissions
Date Source Type Work
2002-2003 The Bayly Museum Commission The Forest for The TreesDigital Installation Piece
2001-2002 Wintergreen Performing Arts through Americans for the Arts Commission Singing the Blue RidgeMezzo, Baritone, Orchestra, Electronics made from wild animal sounds
2001 Currents Ensemble Commission Run Piano Qt
1999 The Hexagon Ensemble Commission Ockeghem Varitaions (Wnd Qt + Pno)
1997-8 The Core Ensemble Commission Houdini: Memories of a Conjurer (Vlc, Pno, Perc)
1995 National Symphony Hechinger Commission, 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy CenterHearing the Call (2 trumpets, 2 snare drums)
1994-95University of Virginia Associate Fellowship Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities
1994 James Kraft/Manhattan School of Music Commission for the Arcata Quartet The Janus Quartet (String Quartet)
1992-94Lila Acheson Wallace/Readers Digest Foundation Grant to Shepherd College: two-year retrospective of Shatin's music and commissioned piece 4 residencies, plus commissioned piece COAL
1992 University of Virginia Commission, celebrating Jefferson's 250th birthday We Hold These Truths
1992-94National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship Elijah's Chariot for the Kronos Quartet; Four Songs for Girls Chorus
1991 Lila Acheson Wallace/Reader's Digest Foundation Planning Grant to Shepherd College Retrospective & commission of Shatin's music
1991 National Flute Association Winner, Newly-Published Music Competition Gabriel's Wing
1990-91Virginia Chamber Orch. Commission Stringing the Bow
1990-92Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Composer Award Kairos
1990-93Virginia Commission for the Arts Commission to Roxbury Chamber Players Secret Ground
1990 National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship Piping the Earth
1990 Bay Area Women's Philharmonic Commission Piping the Earth
1988 American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters Nominated for Award
1988 Barlow Foundation Commission Three Summers Heat
1986 American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters Nominated for Award
1986 Garth Newel Chamber Players Commission View from Mt. Nebo
1985 American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters Nominated for Award
1985 National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship Ruah
1985 University of Virginia Commission Commonwealth Salute
1982 Ash Lawn Opera Festival Commission Follies and Fancies
1981 Ash Lawn Opera Festival Commission for orchestration Follies and Fancies
1980 American String Quartet Festival, Charles Ives Center Performance Constellations
1980 National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship Aura
1978-79Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Commission Job
1978 East and West Artists Composition Competition Winner of Competition Quatrain
1976 New Jersey State Arts Council Commission Arche
1973 The Juilliard School Ellstein Composition Award
1971 Aspen Music Festival Composition Award Lost Shards
1971 Douglass College Julia Carlie Composition Prize

Residencies
2001MacDowell
1999 Mishkan Amanim; Herzlia, Israel
1997 Virginia Center for Creative Arts
1996 Virginia Center for Creative Arts
1995 Brahmshaus, Baden-Baden
1992 MacDowell Artist Colony
1991 Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Art-Sounds Series
James Madison University Contemporary Music Festival
Grand Teton Music Festival, Music in the Present Tense Series
1990 University of California, San Diego
1990 Bellagio Study & Conference Center
1989-90Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics, Stanford University
1987 Yaddo Artist Colony
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Garth Newel Chamber Players
1986 Minnesota Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra League Program
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
1985 Roxbury Chamber Players
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
1984 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
1983 La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1981 American Dance Festival, Composer & Choreographers Program, Duke University
1975 Tanglewood, Composition Fellow
1974 Tanglewood, Composition Fellow

Service to Profession
1999- Advisory Board, International Alliance for Women in Music
1996- Chair, Nominating Committee, International Alliance for Women in Music
1995- Jury, Civitella Ranieri Artist Colony
1994- Board of Directors, American Composers Alliance
1989- 93 President, American Women Composers, Inc.
1991 Score Review Panel, Women's Philharmonic Orchestral Readings
1990 NEA Peer Review Panel, Composer Fellowship Program
1988 Chair, Virginia Chapter, American Women Composers, Inc.
1982-86, 1993- Board of the Tuesday Evening Concert Series, University of Virginia
1982-85 Board of Directors, Virginia Women's Cultural History Project
1981-85 Secretary, Executive Board, American Women Composers, Inc.
1974-79 Board of Directors, League of Composers/International Society for Contemporary Music (two terms)