Biography

Garrett Ian Shatzer’s (b. 1980) music has been performed by such musicians as the Mobius Trio, Grammy-winning countertenor Ian Howell, Lyris Quartet, violinist Rolf Schulte, cellist David Russell, and pianist Geoffrey Burleson in such venues as the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Teatro Colòn (Buenos Aires), and St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City). His current commissions include a song cycle for soprano Mireille Asselin and the Reverb Brass Quintet with bespoke poetry by Darla Biel; a song cycle for soprano Ann Moss and the Hausmann String Quartet with bespoke poetry by Sandra Alcosser; and a song cycle for tenor Charles Blandy, Grammy-nominated soprano Tony Arnold, Grammy-winning conductor/violinist John McLaughlin Williams, and ensemble with bespoke poetry by George Wallace.

Holding degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Miami, and the University of Californa – Davis, Garrett has also had the privilege of studying music theory at Florida State University and composition at institutions in Paris, Buenos Aires, Melbourne, and Rome, amongst others. He is a member of New Music USA and is represented by BMI.

After completing his Ph.D., Garrett chose to forego academia in favor of arts administration and is currently the Annual Fund & Institutional Giving Manager at Oakland Symphony.

A condensed version of his CV can be found here: CV_Shatzer_WebsiteMar2015

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