Mission Statement

COPLAND HOUSE is dedicated to nurturing and renewing America’s musical heritage, and to fostering greater public awareness and appreciation of our nation’s composers and their work. Building upon Aaron Copland’s seminal artistic and personal legacies, we further this mission through composer residencies; live, broadcast, and recorded performances; and educational and community outreach programs.

Latest News

July 23, 2018

2018 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Twelve highly-gifted American composers from eight states have been chosen for the 2018 Copland House Residency Awards, all-expenses-paid stays at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. This year’s winners are Michael Brown, 31 (New York, NY); Ke-Chia Chen, 38 (Philadelphia, PA); Andrea Clearfield, 57 (Philadelphia, PA); Michael Fiday, 57 […]

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May 24, 2018

CULTIVATE 2018 Fellows Announced

Copland House announces the six Fellows chosen to participate this June in CULTIVATE, its acclaimed, annual emerging composers institute.

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April 18, 2017

2017 Residency Applications Available

Applications for the 2017 Copland House Residency Awards – June 1 postmark deadline – are now available HERE.

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January 13, 2017

New MCH Jalbert CD

Secret Alchemy, Music from Copland House’s newest CD featuring the work of two-time Resident PIERRE JALBERT, “an acknowledged chamber-music master” (The New Yorker), is to being released on January 24. For the full press release, click HERE To purchase a copy, visit our SHOP

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GALA: Les Années Folles – 10/14/18
This year, our annual culinary and musical feast celebrates the time and place where Copland found his creative voice: 1920s Paris – “the crazy years!”
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Now at Copland House

Often working at the intersection of music and mathematics, Clifton Callender’s compositions have been recognized and performed by the Pacifica Quartet, Tang Quartet, Spark Festival, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S., International Festival of Electroacoustic Music “Primavera en La Habana,” and the American Composers Orchestra’s Whitaker New Music Reading Sessions, among others. His music is recorded on the Capstone, New Ariel, and Navona labels. Recent commissions include Canonic Offerings, for the Bridges Conference on the Arts and Mathematics; gegenschein, for Piotr Szewczyk’s Violin Futura project; Reasons to Learn to Sing, for the 50th Anniversary of the College Music Society; Criticalities, commissioned for the 75th Anniversary of Chicago Pile-1 (the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear reaction); and a setting of Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s poem for the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, Dear Matafele Peinam. Also active in music theory, he is on the editorial board of Perspectives of New Music and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mathematics and Music, and has published in Science, Perspectives of New Music, Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Online, and Intégral. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago, Peabody Conservatory, and Tulane University and is Professor of Composition at Florida State University.

Next Events

Friday, September 21 at 9:00 PM

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

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A glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

Sunday, September 23 at 3:00 PM

THEATRE IN DISGUISE

A journey through Bernstein’s more intimate voice. A discovery of his finely-wrought, often surprising chamber music.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Saturday, September 29 at 8:00

BERNSTEIN IN BLACK & WHITE

2-piano and 1-piano 4-hand works by Leonard Bernstein.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, September 30 at 3:00 PM

THE WAY IT FLOWS: BERNSTEIN ON LIFE

Vocal works by Leonard Bernstein. David Denby (The New Yorker), guest speaker.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Friday, September 21 at 9:00 PM

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

A glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer.

Copland House at Merstead

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Copland: Through 1942

This American classic includes Copland's first-person recollections, Vivian Perlis' vivid commentary, and ...