The American soprano, Carrie Henneman Shaw, obtained her degree in English and Bachelor of Music degree in Voice and Opera performance from Lawrence University (1995-2000); and her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice and Opera from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2001-2005).
Carrie Henneman Shaw is known across the USA as a singer who weaves style and emotion into vivid performances of Baroque and contemporary classical music. Praised in the New York Times “as graceful vocally as she was in her movements”, “consistently stylish” (Boston Globe), and as a “cool, precise soprano” (Chicago Tribune), she is a member of Chicago’s Ensemble Dal Niente (since October 2007), Pesedjet, and Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (since July 2014), and also appears with the Bach Society of Minnesota, Haymarket Opera Company, Newberry Consort, and Boston Early Music Festival. She was a 2010 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians and has earned arts entrepreneurship awards in her role as co-director of St. Paul’s Glorious Revolution Baroque (since April 2008). In the Minnesota composer community, she has been privileged to premiere works by such composers as Jocelyn Hagen and Abbie Betinis, whose annual Christmas carols she has recorded for Minnesota Public Radio and for which she was the featured soloist at the Kennedy Center for the Choral Arts Society of Washington, DC. In addition, she seeks opportunities to bring rare performances of new works by American and international composers to an eclectic variety of venues – bars, churches, galleries, and concert halls - with collaborators around the country.
Carrie Henneman Shaw was Program Assistant at American Composers Forum (September 2005-September 2007). She currently lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and serves as Adjunct Professor at Bethel University in Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area (since September 2014), and Adjunct professor at Winona State University in Winona, Minneapolis since September 2016.