Yule Log

99th Annual Yule Log and Voorhees Choir Concert, with featured guest composer alumna Judith Shatin (DC ’71)

Sunday, December 03 2017 | 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Location: Voorhees Chapel and Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center

Join us for the annual Yule Log celebration, which has grown to embrace and reflect the diversity of the Douglass community. Students will honor the seasonal celebrations of many cultures, religions and traditions through prose and song, backed by the extraordinary Voorhees Choir. Judith Shatin is an American composer. Currently, she is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia. She also founded and is Director of the Virginia Center for Computer Music. Yule Log is joint event with Choir Director, Brandon Williams and the Mason Gross School of the Arts.


About Judith Shatin

Judith Shatin (www.judithshatin.com) 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 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.