Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw is known for 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), Carrie is a member of Chicago’s ensemble dal niente, Pesedjet, and Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. As an active ally for composer communities both in Chicago and Minnesota, collaborations have taken her all over the world - from solo engagements at the Kennedy Center performing music by Minnesota composer Abbie Betinis to Mexico, Colombia, and Panama for a tour of premieres by Latino composers with ensemble dal niente. In addition, she frequently collaborates on live-music-for-dance projects and can be heard all over Minnesota this fall performing Jocelyn Hagen’s and Penny Freeh’s dance opera Test Pilot. Carrie earned degrees in English and voice performance from Lawrence University and completed a doctorate at the University of Minnesota, and she teaches at Bethel University. Carrie was also a proud recipient of 2010 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, a Next Step Fund award, and an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.