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

February 10, 2024

New CULTIVATE Fellows Named

Out of nearly 150 applicants from 30 states and 3 countries, 6 composers from 6 states selected.
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October 14, 2023

2023 Residents Announced

10 Composer, 9 States, 215 applicants … learn about our 2023 Residents.

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February 18, 2023

2023 CULTIVATE Fellows Named

6 composers from 5 states chosen from over 130 applicants.

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December 17, 2022

CULTIVATED SPACES 3.0 LAUNCHES IN 2023

Newest installment of 6-program online series premieres new works from CULTIVATE 2022.

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Now at Copland House

Joining us here at Copland House is composer Anthony Brandt. Anthony’s music includes orchestral, chamber, vocal, theater, dance, and television scores, as well as three chamber operas, and may be heard on the PARMA, Albany, and Crystal labels. As Artistic Director of Houston’s award-winning new music ensemble Musiqa, he has helped to present the works of more than 225 living composers, including over 70 World Premieres, along with free educational programming that has served over 60,000 public school students. A Professor of Composition and Theory at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, his recent projects include three collaborations with the University of Houston BRAIN Center involving mobile brain imaging – first-of-their-kind combinations of artistic performance and scientific experiment. He and neuroscientist David Eagleman’s book, The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, has been published in 14 countries. He has also contributed to books and journals on creativity and music cognition, and is currently co-investigator in research studies examining music’s effects on cognitive impairment in seniors, stroke recovery, surgeon stress, and inter-brain synchrony.

Next Events

Sunday, March 17 at 7:00 PM

FLEETING IMAGES, CAPTURED MOMENTS

The World Premiere of Wait Til Tomorrow, a Copland House commission by Eve Beglarian on poems by Bill Knott, plus songs by Reena Esmail on texts by Wallace Berry, and Frederick Peters on poems by Elizabeth Bishop.

Whippoorwill Hall, North Castle Library, Armonk, NY

Free Registration

Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 PM

FLEETING IMAGES, CAPTURED MOMENTS

The World Premiere of Wait Til Tomorrow, a Copland House commission by Eve Beglarian on poems by Bill Knott, plus songs by Reena Esmail on texts by Wallace Berry, and Frederick Peters on poems by Elizabeth Bishop.

Elebash Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

Free Registration

Thursday, Mar 21 &
Saturday, Mar 23 at 8:00 PM

A Standing Witness

This monumental collaboration between Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove was created especially for the incomparable mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and Music from Copland House.

Old Caball Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Tickets and more info - March 21

Tickets and more info - March 23

Give Generously

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

NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert

All-Copland instrumental program, direct from his beloved studio, with MCH artists performing selections from the Duo for Flute and Piano, Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Three Moods for Piano.

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Copland: Through 1942

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