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

November 7, 2020

2020 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Five outstanding composers from four states have received our 2020 Residency Awards, a year curtailed by the COVID pandemic.

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February 8, 2020

CULTIVATE 2020 Fellows Named

Copland House has named six composers as 2020 Fellows of its coveted emerging composers institute, selected from 180 applicants in 27 states and 3 countries.

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October 4, 2019

MCH and The Graduate Center, CUNY Launch New Series

Concerts championing 150 years of American music begin this fall.

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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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Copland House Virtual Tour

While we may not be able to welcome you in person, we hope everyone can visit Copland House virtually with this video tour guided by our Artistic and Executive Director, Michael Boriskin.

Now at Copland House

In residence through early January, Composer-pianist Keane Southard believes deeply in the power of music to change how people think, feel, and act, and to be a catalyst for positive change in the world. His works reflect his many diverse musical tastes, from medieval chant to 70s rock, Bach to the Blues, and 19th century romanticism to Latin dance forms. He has received many awards, including the Yale Glee Club’s Emerging Composers Competition and Capital Hearings Young Composers Competition, been a fellow at the Intimacy of Creativity (Hong Kong) and Vermont’s Bennington Chamber Music Conference, and spent a year in Brazil as a Fulbright scholar studying music education. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder, and is currently a Doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music.

Next Events

Monday, Jan 25 at 1PM [EST]

Copland House... UNDERSCORED: Pierre Jalbert, Crossings

Crossings is built around a striking, somewhat mournful folk song which is deconstructed, reinterpreted, reassembled, and reordered in all kinds of inventive and unexpected ways. This program features a complete performance by Music from Copland House and is followed by a live Q&A with the composer.

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Monday, Feb 22 at 1PM [EST]

Copland House... UNDERSCORED: John Musto, Sonata for Cello and Piano

Principal Cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and Founding Pianist Michael Boriskin, perform the premiere of John Musto's scintillating new sonata. Followed by a live Q&A with the composer.

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NPR Tiny Desk (at Home)

All-Copland instrumental program, direct from his beloved studio, with MCH artists performing selections from the Duo, Violin Sonata, and Three Moods

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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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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 ...