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, 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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November 18, 2016

2016 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Nine gifted American composers from nine states have been chosen for the 2016 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 Nilo Alcala, 38 (North Hollywood, CA); Daniel Gilliam, 37 (Louisville, KY); Christopher Hopkins, 59 (Ames, IA); Howard Kenty 36 […]

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Newly Released Album – Secret Alchemy
Four stunning ensemble works by past Copland House Resident Pierre Jalbert…


Now at Copland House

The proverbial "Three B's" for Lansing McLoskey; who'll be in residence through mid-June; were not Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms; but rather Bauhaus, The Beatles, and Black Flag. His first experiences at writing music were not exercises in counterpoint, but as the guitarist/songwriter for punk bands in the 1980s. It was during these years in punk-rock that he first developed a love for classical music. McLoskey spent over 20 years as an early music singer/conductor, and has a special interest in composing for voice. He has written for some of the world’s preeminent vocal ensembles, including The Crossing, Hilliard Ensemble, Cincinnati Vocal Arts, ensemberlino vocale (Berlin), Liber unUsualis, Tapestry, and Boston Secession. His recent commissions include those from the Barlow Foundation (for an 80-minute oratorio for The Crossing); Passepartout Duo (Belgium); the New Spectrum Foundation for violinist Miranda Cuckson; and Berlin PianoPercussion. His music has been performed in 18 countries on six continents, and has won more than two dozen awards, including two from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Professor at the Frost School of Music, he has been Composer-in-Residence at a half-dozen festivals, and has given masterclasses/presentations at more than 30 schools and festivals, including Aspen and Tanglewood. Most importantly, he is an avid surfer, skateboarder, and cyclist.

Next Events

Friday, July 27 at 9:00 PM


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

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL

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Wednesday, August 8 at 8:00 PM


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

La Jolla Music Society
La Jolla, CA

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Saturday, August 11 at 8:00 PM


Works by Copland, Stravinsky, Debussy, Milhaud, and Poulenc.

Shandelee Music Festival
Livingston Manor, NY

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Featured Event

Friday, July 27 at 9:00pm


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

Ravinia Festival,
Highaland Park, IL

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Copland: Through 1942

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