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Nina Shekhar is a composer who explores the intersection of identity, vulnerability, love, and laughter to create bold and intensely personal works. Through her work as a community facilitator, identity thinker, educator (and previously a chemical engineer), she is broadly redefining what it means to be an artist.

Her music has been performed by Eighth Blackbird, International Contemporary Ensemble, Albany Symphony,  ETHEL, and violinist Jennifer Koh and has been featured by Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walt Disney Concert Hall, National Gallery of Art, and National Sawdust.  Current projects include works for Albany Symphony, JACK Quartet, 45th Parallel Universe, Lyris Quartet, and New York Youth Symphony.

Nina is currently pursuing her PhD in Music Composition at Princeton University.  She recently completed composition graduate studies at University of Southern California and earned undergraduate degrees in composition and chemical engineering at University of Michigan.  She previously served as an inaugural Debut Fellow of the Young Musicians Foundation, mentored by violinist and social activist Vijay Gupta.