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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January 26, 2019


Copland House has announced the three women and three men selected as Fellows to participate in CULTIVATE 2019, chosen from 80 applicants in 23 states, Puerto Rico, and 1 Canadian province.

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December 3, 2018


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


Now at Copland House

Benjamin Krause, who will be in residence through most of February, has been recognized through grants, commissions, and awards by the Houston Symphony, Network for New Music, Presser Foundation, ASCAP, Da Camera of Houston, and France’s American Conservatory in Fontainebleau. Drawing freely from varied traditions and aesthetics, his music is characterized by its visceral rhythmic drive, motivic control, and colorful, dense harmonies reminiscent of jazz. He has had residencies and fellowships at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers’ Symposium, Lutheran Summer Music, Bennington Chamber Music Conference, and Wyoming’s Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. As a pianist, he regularly performs new music, jazz, and the classical repertoire at Carnegie Hall, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and Menil Collection, among others. A graduate of Rice University and the University of Oregon, he taught at Valparaiso University.

Next Events

Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 PM


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.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Thursday, March 21 at 1:00 PM


Music from Copland House presents a program featuring the music of Aaron Copland, Gabriel Fauré, and Igor Stravinsky. This concert will re-create the Paris composition studio of Nadia Boulanger and her weekly open houses that so entranced Aaron Copland and all the other young composers who studied with her. Free Admission.

Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center
New York, NY

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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.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 PM


Examining the intersection of music and art.

Copland House at Merestead

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Copland: Through 1942

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