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

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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May 13, 2015

CULTIVATE 2015 FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

Copland House has announced the Fellows for this year’s CULTIVATE emerging composers’ institute.

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November 21, 2014

Copland House Announces CULTIVATE 2015

Fellowship applications for Copland House’s CULTIVATE 2015 emerging composers institute are now available.

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Featured Media

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of seasonal joy!
(from our Wake Up Singin’ CD)
Howard Swanson/Langston Hughes: Joy
James Martin, baritone; Michael Boriskin, piano

Now at Copland House

Viet Cuong

VIET CUONG has had works performed on six continents by a number of soloists and ensembles including the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Sō Percussion, Music From Copland House, American Modern Ensemble, Dolce Suono, London’s Nash Ensemble, Anthony McGill, Mimi Stillman, and over fifty conservatory and university wind ensembles. His music has been featured at Carnegie Hall, the Aspen Music Festival, International Double Reed Society Conference, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, and multiple CBDNA conferences. He has received the ASCAP Morton Gould Award, Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Award, Theodore Presser Foundation Music Award, Walter Beeler Memorial Prize, and two ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prizes. He has had artist residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and a Copland House CULTIVATE Fellow. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, he is currently a Naumburg and Roger Sessions PhD Fellow at Princeton.

Next Events

Sunday, March 6 at 3 PM

TIMES PRESENT...SPIRITS SUMMONED

Music from Copland House

Time-traveling between present and past, with William Albright’s epic Clarinet Quintet, Derek Bermel’s Death with Interruptions, and music by two Pulitzer Prize winners, Steven Stucky’s Partita-Pastorale after J.S.B., and John Harbison’s November 19, 1828.

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

Sunday, April 3 at 3 PM

AMERICA BY CANDLELIGHT

Music from Copland House

Music from America’s Gilded Age, featuring the magisterial Piano Quintet (1908) by Amy Beach, Rhapsody No. 2 for oboe, viola, and piano (1901) by Charles Martin Loeffler, the Romanze-Impromptu and Easter Morn by George Whitfield Chadwick, and several scintillating piano works by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, performed by Music from Copland House.

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

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

Sunday, March 6 at 3 PM

TIMES PRESENT...SPIRITS SUMMONED

Works from Albright, Bermel, Stucky, and Harbison.

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

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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 ...