An explorer of sonic realms, Judith Shatin is equally known for her acoustic, electroacoustic, and digital music. Called “highly inventive on every level” by the Washington Post, her music has been commissioned by organizations including the Barlow Endowment, Fromm Foundation, Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, Wintergreen Performing Arts, and the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Arts Partners Program.

She has been honored with four Composition Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and grants from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Her extensive catalog ranges from chamber to orchestra, from songs to choral compositions, from acoustic to electro acoustic to digital and multimedia. An album of her orchestral music, PIPING THE EARTH, is available on Ravello Records, while two portrait CD’s were released by Innova. More than 30 albums feature her music.

Themes range from the challenges of climate change (Ice Becomes Water and Terra Infirma), to music of the spirit (Rising on the Wings of Dawn, Ruah) to comfort (Adonai Ro’I, her setting of Psalm 23 and Sister Thou Wast Mild and Lovely).

Shatin is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia, where she founded and directed Virginia Center for Computer Music and developed courses in multiple areas, including songwriting, choral composition, and computer music.


Imagining Worlds

Release Date: January 5, 2024
Catalog Number: NV6592
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Praised for her “incisive technique and an exceptionally rich and beautiful tone,” violinist Wanchi Huang performs a diverse range of compositions written by living composers on IMAGINING WORLDS from Navona Records. Huang’s virtuosic performance takes listeners on a dynamic voyage through the elegant grandeur of the baroque era to the historic hilltops of Italy, passing through reflections on our darkest moments and soaring towards the brighter days that lie ahead. Featuring new music by composers Adolphus Hailstork, Jeffrey Mumford, John Corigliano, Judith Shatin, and Meira Warshauer, IMAGINING WORLDS is a stunning showcase of Huang’s artistry and the modern voices in classical music.

Returning to Heights Unseen

Release Date: May 11, 2018
Catalog Number: NV6149
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Flutist Lindsey Goodman presents her second album, RETURNING TO HEIGHTS UNSEEN, the follow up studio recording to 2016’s REACH THROUGH THE SKY. Goodman is a budding composer’s dream -- interpreting new music with impeccable style and tenacity.

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