November: "Retro Variations" for percussion ensemble. Commissioned and premiered by the Oberlin Percussion Group, Michael Rosen, director. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin College and Conservatory.

November: "After Agnes Martin" for soprano and solo percussion (from Scene 4 of "Lost in the Woods"). Premiered by Stacey Mastrian, soprano and Simone Mancuso, percussion. Tuesday, November 19, Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale, AZ.

February: "Lost in the Woods" a one act opera using nature and political texts by Henry David Thoreau. Performed by Stacey Mastrian, soprano and the Akros Percussion Collective. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Wednesday February 27, 7:30 PM. Cary Hall, DiMenna Center, New York City, Thursday, February 28, 7:30 PM.

March: John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium and Society of Composers Incorporated National Conference. March 28-31. Performance of Devisadero for solo piano by Emanuele Arciuli.


December: "Sanjo Variations" commissioned and premiered by the Gyeonggi Gayageum Ensemble, December 2, 2018, National Gugak Center, Seoul, South Korea.

Presentation on the music of composer Muriel Roth (Free Flight for solo marimba; Vagaries for chamber ensemble) at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis, IN, (November 15).

Artist in Residence, Chateau d'Orquevaux, Orquevaux, France (June)


Lost in the Woods, an opera in one act for soprano and percussion (quintet or quartet). Written for and premiered by Stacey Mastrian and the Akros Percussion Collective, University of Akron, October 9, 2017.

  • Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (September 26), Lecture: "Thoreau, Cage and Lost in the Woods."
  • Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (September 28) Solo performance: Shultis's 64 Statements re and not re Child of Tree and Child of Tree by John Cage.
  • Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque NM (April) "Experimental Music by Christopher Shultis." Assisted by Simone Mancuso and Scott Ney.
  • Wurlitzer Foundation Residency, Taos, New Mexico (January-April)


  • "Livewire 7", University of Maryland Baltimore County (October 2): Concert performing Child of Tree by John Cage shared with Curt Cacioppo (complete Preludes for Solo Piano, "World's End Preludes" followed by "Devisadero," world premiere.)
  • German-American Institute (DAI), Heidelberg, Germany (July) "Experimental Music by Christopher Shultis." Assisted by Simone Mancuso.
  • 12 February (Friday): Michigan State University School of Music. Lecture, "Radical Simplicity," 2:30 PM. Concert (with Aaron Michael Butler), "Experimental Music by Christopher Shultis'", 7:30 PM, with pre-concert talk at 7:00.
  • 11 March (Friday, 6:00-8:00 PM): Hee Sook Kim opening, "Paradise Between." Causey Contemporary Gallery, New York City. Premiere of "Paradise Between," for solo clarinet by Keith Lemmons, Professor of Clarinet, University of New Mexico.
  • 19 March (Saturday, 8:00 PM): CD release concert, "An Illusion of Desire: Experimental Music by Christopher Shultis," (Neuma records), John Jay College Art Gallery, New York City. Performances of music from the CD by Doug Nottingham, Brett Reed and Christopher Shultis. Sponsored by John Jay College with assistance from the American Composers Alliance.
  • 28-30 March, Guest composer, John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium, University of New Mexico. (Monday, 7:30 PM): "Paradise Between" for solo clarinet (with video by Hee Sook Kim), performed by UNM Professor of Clarinet Keith Lemmons; (Tuesday, 7:30 PM): Premiere of "World's End Preludes" for solo piano, performed by Emanuele Arciuli; (Wednesday 7:30 PM): "GLOCK" for solo glockenspiel, performed by UNM Professor of Percussion Scott Ney.
  • April-July (Summer Semester): Guest Professor at Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Universität Heidelberg.