Princeton grad student Caroline Shaw wins Pulitzer Prize for music

April 15, 2013 4:30 p.m.

Caroline Shaw, a graduate student in composition in the Department of Music at Princeton University and a New York-based musician, today won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for "Partita for 8 Voices."

In its award citation, the Pulitzer Prize Board calls the work "a highly polished and inventive a cappella work uniquely embracing speech, whispers, sighs, murmurs, wordless melodies and novel vocal effects." It was released on Oct. 30, 2012, by New Amsterdam Records.

More information will be posted shortly.