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

April 27, 2017

CULTIVATE 2017 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…

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Now at Copland House

Kerrith Livengood is in residence through mid-January. Her works have been performed at ACO’s SONiC Festival, June in Buffalo, Bargemusic, CCM’s MusicX festivals, and the Cortona Sessions. She has composed works for the JACK Quartet, Third Angle Ensemble, Duo Cortona, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie and pianist Adam Marks, and the h2 Quartet. Currently, she is collaborating with poet Jennifer L. Knox on a piece for two sopranos and oboe about starlings (the invasive and adaptive birds). Her works feature complex grooves, lyricism, noise, and humor. Her string quartet This Is My Scary Robot Voice features speech rhythms intoning an anxious inner monologue, while her setting of Jennifer L. Knox’s “Hot Ass Poem” for mezzo-soprano, flute, and piano features shouting, theatrical ogling, and pretty bird-like flute chirps. She is a flutist, drummer, and improviser, and premiered many new works by young composers as a founding member of Alia Musica Pittsburgh. She currently teaches music theory at the University of Illinois, and is Assistant Director of the New Music On The Point Festival.

Next Events

Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 PM

Chamber Music Society of Louisville

Works by 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner KEVIN PUTS & OLIVIER MESSIAEN

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

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Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 PM

Saints and Sinners

Music inspired by the virtuous and the profane, featuring WILLIAM ALBRIGHT’s The Seven Deadly Sins.

Copland House at Merestead

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Featured Event

Sunday, March 4 at 3 PM

Saints and Sinners

Music inspired by the virtuous and the profane, featuring WILLIAM ALBRIGHT’s The Seven Deadly Sins.

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 ...