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.

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October 22, 2022


6 composers from 5 states have been chosen from 180 applicants for CH’s 2022 Residency Awards.

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June 4, 2022


6-program virtual series returns to premiere new works from CULTIVATE 2021.

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March 5, 2022

CULTIVATE 2022 Fellows Announced

6 composers from 5 states have been chosen from over 180 applicants for CULTIVATE’s 10th Anniversary.

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January 22, 2022


In an exhilarating collaboration beginning this spring, MCH will showcase more than 100 years of American musical creativity and innovation in an eclectic 3-concert series at the Emelin Theatre in nearby Mamaroneck, NY.

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Among veteran composer Claude Baker’s many honors are an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; two Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards; the Manuel de Falla Prize from the Government of Spain; the Pogorzelski-Yankee Prize from the American Guild of Organists; the Eastman-Leonard and George Eastman Prizes; awards from ASCAP, BMI, and the League of Composers/ISCM; commissions from the Koussevitzky and Fromm Music Foundations, Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, and Meet the Composer (now NewMusicUSA); a residency at the American Academy in Rome; and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Bogliasco Foundations, National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts councils of Indiana, Kentucky, and New York. Suring his eight-year tenure as Composer-in-Residence of the St. Louis Symphony, he initiated numerous community-based projects, most notably the establishment of composition programs at multiple grade levels in the St. Louis Public Schools. He is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Composition at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

Next Events

Monday, December 5 at 7:30PM


Elebash Hall, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY

Migration tales of voyages with often unpredictable outcomes: ancestors fleeing war-torn Europe, exiles seeking new homes, people becoming strangers in their own lands … even music, itself, traveling on metaphorical journeys, “like a falling seed carried far from its home by the westward wind, [looking] for a place to land and take root.”

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Monday, February 6 at 7:30 PM

Lost Freedom

Elebash Hall, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY

Who exactly are “enemy aliens? And who determines that?” Actor-author-activist George Takei’s unforgettable account of his experience as a 4-year-old child, taken with his family to an American internment center, is the basis for award-winning composer Kenji Bunch’s compelling new musical score that vividly reminds us that liberty isn’t to be taken for granted.

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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 ...