Amanda Ameer

Commissions and engagements:
James Egelhofer

For scores, please visit Caroline Shaw Editions .

Hi. I'm Caroline. Thanks for stopping by. Do you like music? Oh good. Do you like avocados? Even better. Oh, and janky mandolin is your jam? Super. This will be just fine then. Welcome to my little corner of the internet. 1


Caroline Shaw is a New York-based musician. She is a Grammy-winning singer in Roomful of Teeth and a violinist in ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble), and in 2013 Caroline became the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, for her enigmatic composition Partita for 8 Voices. She was the inaugural musician in residence at Dumbarton Oaks (2014-15) and continues her residency with Vancouver’s Music on Main through 2016. Recent and current projects include commissions for the the Cincinnati Symphony, the Guggenheim Museum Words & Process Series, and the Folger Library, as well as collaborations with Kanye West.
She changes gears so quickly and so easily, and every turn is so unexpected and so full of joy. And it’s in such a convincing and cohesive manner that you could never doubt the sense of architecture and the sense of premeditation.
Jeremy Geffen (Carnegie Hall)


Partita for 8 Voices


Other scores
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Partita for 8 Voices


String Quartets

      Ritornello, string version


      Gustave Le Gray, solo piano
      Taxidermy, percussion quartet
      By & By - I'll Fly Away
      By & By - Will there be any stars in my crown
It’s hard to track a style that seems to have emerged all of a sudden, fully formed.
Dan Trueman (Princeton University) — New York Times, 17 April 2013
She has ­discovered a lode of the rarest commodity in contemporary music: joy.
New York Magazine (Justin Davidson)


June 9, 2016
  • June 9, 2016 @ Ojai, CA | Ojai Festival with Roomful of Teeth

  • June 9, 2016 @ | PREMIERE: Brooklyn Youth Chorus at NY Phil Biennial

June 10, 2016
  • June 10, 2016 @ Ojai, CA | Ojai Festival with Roomful of Teeth

June 11, 2016
  • June 11, 2016 @ Ojai, CA | Ojai Festival with Roomful of Teeth

June 12, 2016
  • June 12, 2016 @ Ojai, CA | Ojai Festival with Roomful of Teeth

June 24, 2016
  • June 24, 2016 @ Philadelphia | PREMIERE of new work for The Crossing, ICE, & Quicksilver Baroque


New York Magazine | JUSTIN DAVIDSON | 10 November 2013

If Byrne is right, and creative Millennials start giving up on New York before they even arrive, then we’ll be relying ever more on cultural imports like Salonen and Van der Aa, who stop off for a night or two to titillate sophisticates before moving on. But I don’t really believe the city’s artistic soul is being stifled by real-estate prices. Shaw is here, and she’s just getting started; the trick is persuading her to stay.

READ: An Avant-Garde That’s Easy to Love: Three heartening moments from the new-music scene.

New York Times | ZACHARY WOOLFE | Published: April 17, 2013

Caroline Shaw, the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music, isn’t quite ready to own up to what she does.

READ: With Pulitzer, She Became a Composer

The FADER Magazine | Matthew Schnipper | Issue 89, January 2014

“I joke with a friend because we’re both really emo, we’re like ‘the deep joy and the deep sadness of the world’ all the time,” she says. “That’s pretty much how I feel: deeply joyful, deeply sad.”

READ: GEN F: Caroline Shaw

L'Uomo Vogue | Stefania Medetti | October 2013 (n.444)

"My great-great-grandmother was called Adelaide: she married Chang Bunker, one of the two Siamese twins who arrived from Thailand in the 19th century and were a carnival attraction. I often think of Chang when I’m touring, when I play, and when life seems like an absurd circus."

READ: Caroline Shaw, the Pulitzer Girl

Sometimes I make little films while I'm on the train. Using old recordings of my music. Just for fun. I post them in this album from time to time.

NYC up to Poughkeepsie | Dec 2013
{ violin study for Othmar Ammann }
view of Newark at 7:20am | NY to NC | Dec 2013
{ Taxidermy | performed by Sō Percussion }
DC to NYC | Nov 2014 | rear view
{ reverse of 1655 for string quartet }