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

CULTIVATE 2016 FELLOWS Announced

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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Gala 2016

“Sounds and scents swirl in the evening air” at Harmonie du soir, Copland House’s much-anticipated culinary and musical gala on Sunday evening, October 23rd.
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Now at Copland House

Carlos Carrillo

Born in Puerto Rico and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, CARLOS CARRILLO has received the Bearns Prize, Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, BMI and ASCAP awards, and many others. He has been commissioned by MATA for the Da Capo Chamber Players, New York Youth Symphony, Concert Artists Guild, Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, and American Composers Orchestra. His work has been performed by the Casals Festival, Puerto Rico and New Jersey Symphonies, New York Youth Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Young Musician Foundation's Debut Orchestra, Sequitur, Network for New Music, and Prism Quartet. He has also received fellowships from John Duffy Composers Institute at the Virginia Arts Festival, Italy’s Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and the American Composers Orchestra. He was musical director of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony, and, after having taught at DePauw University, Reed College, and the San Juan Conservatory of Music, is now on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty.

Next Events

Sunday, September 18 at 3 PM

THE JOY OF SEXTETS

Music by Copland, Foss, Muhly, and Stucky.

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

More information HERE

Sunday, October 23 at 5:30 PM

HARMONIE DU SOIR

Copland House's culinary and musical gala

Le Bernardin Privé
153 W 51st St, New York, NY

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Saturday, October 29 at 8 PM

SOUNDS OF HAVANA

Music and performances by 14-time Grammy-winner Paquito d'Rivera, plus works by Brahms and Bermel.

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

More information HERE

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All Copland House programs depend on the annual tax-deductible contributions of individual, institutional, and corporate supporters around the country and the world. Become one of our Friends of Copland House. Donations at all levels are welcome, and we hope you will give as generously as you can.

Featured Event

Sunday, September 18 at 3 PM

THE JOY OF SEXTETS

Music by Copland, Foss, and others.

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

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Copland: Through 1942

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Copland: Through 1942

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