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

May 24, 2016


Six Fellows were named for CH’s acclaimed emerging composers institute.

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April 15, 2016

2016 Residency Applications Available

Applications for the 2016 Copland House Residency Awards – June 1 postmark deadline – are now available HERE.

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December 14, 2015

Copland House Announces CULTIVATE 2016

Fellowship applications for Copland House’s CULTIVATE 2016 emerging composers institute are now available.

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September 22, 2015

2015 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Ten gifted American composers from eight states have been chosen for the 2015 Copland House Residency Awards, all-expenses-paid stays at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. The winners are Carlos Carrillo (45, Urbana, IL), Viet Cuong (24, Princeton, NJ), William Dougherty (27, New York, NY), Melody Eotvos (30, Bloomington, […]

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CULTIVATE 2014 Session

Click HERE for a view from CULTIVATE.(film by Alejandro Salinas-Albrecht)

Now at Copland House

Melody Eotvos

MELODY EÖTVÖS is an Indiana-based Australian composer whose work draws on both multi-media and traditional instrumental contexts. Her work has been performed by the London Sinfonietta, BBC Singers, Tasmanian Symphony, and Australian String Quartet, and she has participated in several electronic music festivals in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. Her current projects include an EarShot commission, an American Composers Orchestra World Premiere at Carnegie Hall last fall, and a Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commission administered by the League of American Orchestras. She is also guest composer for the 2015 Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, a Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival & School, and a commissioned composer for the Synergy 40x40 project in Sydney, Australia. She has a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music USA, and a Master of Music degree from London’s Royal Academy of Music.

Next Events

Sunday, June 12 at 3 PM


Music from Copland House

Hear tomorrow’s masters today, with the World Premieres of six brand-new works created by the Fellows of Copland House’s flagship emerging composers institute especially for this program, and performed by the Music from Copland House ensemble.

Supported by the Westchester Community Foundation Valentine and Clark Fund, ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, and John G. Strugar

Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY

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Featured Event

Sunday, June 12 at 3 PM


Hear tomorrow’s masters today, with the World Premieres of six brand-new works.
Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY

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