Zachary Wadsworth is a composer of “fresh, deeply felt and strikingly original” music (Washington Post) whose works have been heard around the world. In 2020, the premiere recording of his oratorio "When There is Peace" was nominated for a JUNO Award. In earlier seasons, he has held a residency at the Metropolitan Opera, and his music has been performed at Westminster Abbey in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. Other recent honors include two National Choral Awards in Canada, as well as awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NATS, ASCAP, and the American Composers Forum. Wadsworth’s music is published by Novello and Schirmer, and his work has been heard on NPR and the BBC. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Wadsworth earned degrees from Eastman, Yale, and Cornell. He is an Associate Professor of Music at Williams College.