Charles Shadle teaches Composition, Music Theory and Music History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he serves as a Senior Lecturer in Music and Theory Coordinator. Numerous institutions, including SUNY Buffalo, Longwood Opera, The Lake George Opera Festival, The Handel and Haydn Society, The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, The Newton Choral Society, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, have commissioned his work. For the National Film Preservation Foundation he has composed four film scores, all of which are available on DVD. A career-long focus on vocal music has resulted in commissions from such distinguished singers as Carlos Archuleta, Fernando Del Valle, Gale Fuller, Jason McStoots, Margaret O'Keefe, Stephen Salters and Fredrick Urrey. Dr. Shadle collaborated with MIT colleague and librettist Michael Ouellette on two operas, "Coyote's Dinner" and "A Question of Love", as well as the cantata "A New England Seasonal." Having previously served as Composer in Residence to the Ecclesia Consort in 2000, he held the same position with Intermezzo in 2007-08 during which time he composed the critically acclaimed opera "A Last Goodbye" for that company. He received his doctorate in Composition and Theory from Brandeis University and counts among his teachers Cecil Effinger, Richard Toensing, Barbara Jazwinsky, Martin Boykan, Yehudi Wyner, Harold Shapero and Eloise Ristad. Shadle is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.