Amanda Ameer

Commissions and engagements:
James Egelhofer

For scores, please visit Caroline Shaw Editions .

She has ­discovered a lode of the rarest commodity in contemporary music: joy.
New York Magazine (Justin Davidson)
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)


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 Works & Process Series, and the Folger Library, as well as collaborations with Kanye West.
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



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

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 }