Caroline Shaw, 30, Wins Pulitzer For Music

Thirty-year-old com­poser, vio­lin­ist and singer Car­o­line Shaw had the sur­prise of her life this after­noon. Enjoy­ing a sunny day out­side, she got a call from a friend inform­ing her that she had won the Pulitzer Prize for her Par­tita for 8 Voices, which she wrote for the debut record­ing by vocal group Room­ful of Teeth, of which she is a mem­ber. Shaw is one of only a hand­ful of female artists to have earned a Pulitzer in music — and she is the youngest com­poser to have won the award since its incep­tion in 1943.”


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