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.

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December 3, 2018

CH ON CBS-TV

Music from Copland House Principal Violinist Curtis Macomber and Founding Pianist Michael Boriskin appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, as part of the nationally-telecast program’s regular Almanac feature. Hosted by Jane Pauley, the segment marked Copland’s passing in 1990, and included a brief profile of Copland’s career, referenced Copland House, and an live, in-studio performance of […]

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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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Music from Copland House appeared in a CBS Sunday Morning “Almanac” segment marking Copland’s passing, December 2.

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Now at Copland House

Michael Brown was recently appointed Composer-in-Residence of the New Haven Symphony from 2017-2019. He has had commissions from the Leopoldinum and Maryland Orchestras, Bargemusic, Concert Artists Guild, Shriver Hall, conductor-clarinetist Osmo Vänskä and violinist Erin Keefe, and a consortium of the Wave Hill, Longwood, and Desert Botanical Gardens. As a much-acclaimed pianist, he is the winner this year of Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist Award and an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and was selected by Sir András Schiff to perform an international solo recital tour. He is an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and appears with the National Philharmonic, and the Seattle, Grand Rapids, North Carolina, Maryland, and Albany Symphonies, among others. A Juilliard graduate (in both piano and composition) and winner of the Concert Artists Award, he also regularly performs with his longtime duo partner, cellist Nicholas Canellakis.

Next Events

Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 PM

THE LISTENING EYE

The intersection of music and art, where the works 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner KEVIN PUTS, 2007 Resident KATHRYN ALEXANDER, and 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winner STEVEN STUCKY meet the visual magic of Bill Viola, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Rufino Tamayo.

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Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 PM

Crumbling Walls:  Picasso's Musical Canvas

Music from Copland House explores composers surrounding the revolutionary Spanish master (IGOR STRAVINSKY and MANUEL DE FALLA), as well as newer works inspired by his seminal art by ROBERT SIROTA and the World Premiere of our inaugural Harvest commission by 2015 Resident VIET CUONG.

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Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 PM

Celebrating John Musto

Celebrating the lyricism of the stage, the flair of the jazz club, and the rigor of the conservatory, which all come together in the scintillating work of a Copland House favorite, the versatile JOHN MUSTO. Includes the World Premiere of a new chamber work (a Copland House commission), his Piano Trio, and his own 2-piano versions of beloved works by Bach and Mozart.

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Mt. Kisco, NY

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Copland: Through 1942

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