Performance Calendar

Projects and Events

  • 2018 Convocation: Collaborative performance with first-year Dance Division students and fellow Creative Associates Lil Buck, Michelle Dorrance, and Bill Irwin View Video

  • Guest Artist at Arts and Society Class: Featured guest in the President’s Arts and Society class on the intersections of civic engagement, various disciplines, and artistic practice

  • Who’s in the Lobby?: Pop-up performance on the steps of the main lobby of selections from “By & By” with Juilliard musicians in Historical Performance and Classical Music View Video

  • Lunch and Learn: A moderated conversation with President Damian Woetzel on a multifaceted career as a composer, vocalist, violinist, and producer

  • Chamber Music Coaching: Three private chamber music coachings for two string quartets and one piano quartet on works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Haydn

  • In Harmony: Caroline Shaw in Conversation and Performance: A public event featuring Juilliard students performing a range of Shaw’s compositions and a spoken word element with poet Sarah Kay, and with a conversation moderated by President Damian Woetzel View Program

  • Juilliard415 Seven Last Words Project: One of seven commissioned responses to Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ which was performed by the Historical Performance ensemble Juilliard415 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine View Program

  • 2019 Gala: Composer for the finale piece Here Is Our Space created with Creative Associate Michelle Dorrance and performed alongside fellow Creative Associates, faculty member Areta Zhulla, and Juilliard music and dance students View Video | View Program

  • Conversation Series With Nicholas Britell: A conversation with Nicholas Britell to discuss their varied careers and composing across genres View Program

  • Improvisation Workshop: A three-day experimental improvisation workshop for a Historical Performance chamber ensemble focused on collaboration

  • Virtual Composition Intensive: A virtual multi-week musical and visual intensive with four student composers to write a short work for one or more members of the Attacca Quartet and create short films to accompany their musical work, along with collaborations and dialogues with the musicians, Shaw, and filmmaker Tristan Cook View Program



Juilliard Creative Associate Caroline Shaw is a New York-based vocalist, violinist, composer, and producer who performs in solo and collaborative projects. In 2013 she became the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for music for Partita for 8 Voices, written for the Grammy-winning Roomful of Teeth, of which she is a member. Recent commissions include works for Renée Fleming with Inon Barnatan, Dawn Upshaw with So Percussion and Gil Kalish, Orchestra of St. Luke’s with John Lithgow, Dover Quartet, TENET, the Crossing, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Calidore Quartet, Brooklyn Rider, Baltimore Symphony, and Roomful of Teeth with A Far Cry. The 2018-19 season saw premieres by pianist Jonathan Biss with the Seattle Symphony, Anne Sofie von Otter with Philharmonia Baroque, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Juilliard 415. Her film scores include Erica Fae’s To Keep the Light, Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline, and Maureen Towey’s short 8th Year of the Emergency. She has produced for Kanye West (The Life of Pablo, Ye) and Nas (NASIR) and has contributed to records by the National and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry. Getting to sing three-part harmony with Sara Bareilles and Ben Folds at the Kennedy Center was pretty much the bees’ knees and elbows. Shaw has studied at Rice, Yale, and Princeton, and she teaches at New York University.