Discipline: Music Composition

Caroline Shaw

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2017

Caroline Shaw, a musician, worked on an electronic album as well as a piano concerto for Jonathan Biss while she was in residence. She also did not look at otters on the internet, ever, at MacDowell. Shaw’s a cappella piece, Partita for 8 Voices, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and earned a Grammy nomination in 2014. In addition, she has had dinner with a Kardashian, but the two didn’t actually talk to each other.


Monday Music

Caroline Shaw worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, NJ, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The interior…

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