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Inaugural Dumbarton Oaks Early-Career Musician

Posted On September 23, 2014 | 09:33 am | by lainw | Permalink
Caroline Adelaide Shaw

Dumbarton Oaks is delighted to introduce Caroline Adelaide Shaw as the recipient of the inaugural Early-Career Musician Residency.   

Trained as a violinist, Ms. Shaw is also a singer in the Grammy Award–winning Roomful of Teeth. In 2013, she became the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music for her composition Partita for 8 Voices. As a violinist, Ms. Shaw performs primarily with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME).  

As well as being a New York–based musician, Ms. Shaw is currently a doctoral candidate in composition at Princeton University. She previously studied at Rice (BM, violin) and Yale (MM, violin), and she held a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship in 2004–2005. 

Caroline Adelaide Shaw will be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks for the fall term, from September 8, 2014, to January 2, 2015.