Christopher Shultis

'Failed beauty is the condition of the world. Our humanity is rooted in such failure. Because only when we fail are we truly human - and beautiful.' - Christopher Shultis

Born on 28 September 1957, American writer, composer and scholar Christopher Shultis studied at Michigan State University, the University of Illinois and the University of New Mexico.

Shultis was Regents' Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico, where he taught from 1980 until 2011. Recipient of two Fullbright awards, he has also taught at Technische Hochschule Aachen (1993-4) and Universität Heidelberg (1999-2000).

His activities as a scholar and creative artist draw upon his previous activities as a solo percussionist and conductor of the UNM Percussion Ensemble.

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CD Spotlight. Mysterious Atmosphere - Music by Christopher Shultis, heard by Patric Standford. 'All very fascinating.'