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

March 4, 2014

Letter from Home

Hot of the press, read the latest edition of Letter from Home!

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December 12, 2013


Copland House is 1 of only 2 lower Hudson Valley arts organizations to receive support for concerts and radio broadcasts by Music from Copland House, as well as related educational activities.

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October 11, 2013

CULTIVATE 2014 Application Posted

Fellowship applications for Copland House’s CULTIVATE 2014 emerging composers institute are now available.

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October 8, 2013

2013 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Eight composers from five states and Great Britain have been selected for coveted, all-expenses-paid residencies during the 2013-14 season at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark house in New York’s lower Hudson Valley.

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June 3, 2013


Copland House has announced the Fellows for its CULTIVATE 2013 emerging composers’ institute.

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Now at Copland House

In residence through August, San Francisco-based composer and violist KURT ROHDE is a recipient of the Rome and Berlin Prizes and a Guggenheim Fellowship. and the 2012 Lydian String Quartet Commission Prize. He has been commissioned by New Music USA, the NEA, Lydian String Quartet, and Barlow, Fromm, Hanson, and Koussevitzky Foundations. He recently completed new works for eighth blackbird, the Scharoun Ensemble, pianist Genevieve Lee, and the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and is currently working on an opera and a cello concerto. His work may be heard on the Mondovibe and Innova labels. A Professor of Composition at the University of California at Davis, he was a 2012-13 Radcliffe Institute Fellow, and is a member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Next Events

Saturday, September 20 at 8 PM


Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, October 12 at 5 PM

The Awakened Palate

Copland House’s annual culinary and musical gala featuring chef Lidia Bastianich and composer Daniel Brewbaker
New York, NY

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Sunday, October 26 at 3 PM

Follies, Fancies, and Alchemy

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Wednesday, October 29 at 8 PM

Latin American Sketches

Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

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Saturday, November 15 at 8 PM

In Grateful Rejoicing: Irving Fine at 100

Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

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Sunday, November 16 at 3 PM

In Grateful Rejoicing: Irving Fine at 100

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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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.

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Concert Saturday, Sept 20 at 8 PM

Season Opening Night: BIRDS OF PARADISE

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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 ...