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

August 2, 2019

2019 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Twelve highly-gifted American composers from ten states have been chosen for the 2019 Copland House Residency Awards. For a list of the new Residents …

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January 26, 2019

CULTIVATE 2019 FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

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

CH ON CBS-TV

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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Featured ...

Please join us at Crossings — this year’s much-anticipated culinary and musical gala, exploring the tastes and sounds of history at the landmark, magical Angel Orensanz Foundation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Info & tickets here.

Now at Copland House

We are so pleased to welcome back Justin Merritt, who was last in residence here in 2008-09, and will be here through mid-September. His music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony, and on A Prairie Home Companion. His evening length cantata, The Path, a setting of Buddhist Pali scriptures translated by the composer and written for multiple choirs, soloists, and large orchestra, was premiered at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in April 2018. A graduate of Trinity University and Indiana University, he was the youngest-ever winner of the ASCAP Foundation Rudolph Nissim Award, and has also received the McKnight Fellowship and the Polyphonos Prize. He is Associate Professor of Composition at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

Next Events

Sunday, October 20 at 5:30 PM

CROSSINGS: A culinary and musical gala benefiting Copland House

Our annual multi-media epicurean and sonic adventure, tracing migration to Manhattan's fabled Lower East Side across the generations.

Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC

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Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 PM

SONIC IMAGES: CHAMBER MUSIC BY AARON COPLAND

A pre-birthday salute to an artistic icon and Music from Copland House’s namesake. Major chamber works, including the Violin Sonata, Piano Quartet, and Sextet.

John Hay Homestead
400 Jay St, Katonah, NY

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Monday, November 4 at 7:30 PM

SONIC IMAGES: CHAMBER MUSIC BY AARON COPLAND

Inaugurating this new series at
the CUNY Graduate Center!

A pre-birthday salute to an artistic icon and Music from Copland House’s namesake. Major chamber works, including the Violin Sonata, Piano Quartet, and Sextet

City University of New York
365 5th Avenue, New York, 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.

Featured Event

Sunday, October 20 at 5:30 PM

CROSSINGS

A culinary and musical tour in taste, tone, and texture benefiting Copland House.

Angel Orensanz Center, New York City
Tickets & info HERE

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Copland: Through 1942

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