Caroline Shaw appointed Music on Main’s Composer In Residence
Music on Main is thrilled to announce the appointment of Caroline Shaw as Composer In Residence. From September 2014 through August 2016, this multifaceted musician will lead salons, share ideas, create music, publish essays, and perform on Music on Main’s stages.
Caroline Adelaide Shaw is a New York-based musician appearing in many different guises. Trained primarily as a violinist from an early age in North Carolina, she is also a Grammy-winning singer in Roomful of Teeth and in 2013 became the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, for her enigmatic composition Partita for 8 Voices (also nominated for a Grammy for Best Classical Composition).
As a violinist she performs primarily with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME). Caroline has also performed with the Trinity Wall Street Choir, Alarm Will Sound, the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble, the Knights, Victoire, the Yehudim, and many others. (And she has appeared incognito as a backup singer or violinist, on Saturday Night Live with Paul McCartney, on Letterman with The National, on the Tonight Show with the Roots.)
Caroline and her music first appeared on Music on Main’s stages at the 2013 Modulus Festival. In addition to writing new music for Music on Main during her residency, she has taken commissions to create new work for the Carmel Bach Festival, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Guggenheim Museum (FLUX Quartet), The Crossing, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Learn more about Caroline at Music on Main’s Composer In Residence page.