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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March 6, 2021


6-program virtual series features CULTIVATE 2020 premieres.

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February 13, 2021

CULTIVATE 2021 Fellows Named

6 composers have been selected from 150 applicants in 32 states and 4 countries for CULTIVATE’s 10th round.

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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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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

Noted composer Tamar Diesendruck is back at the piano in Copland's studio! Previously a 2007 Resident, she returned this week, and will be here with us at Rock Hill through mid-July. Tamar writes for all acoustic media, and has also explored field recordings for video installation and film. Her recent work investigates large sonic shapes formed by overlapping musical fragments, guided freedom, varieties of notation, textural animation created from players' personal speech rhythm, and layering mutating webs and networks of sound. Variant Scenarios is an ongoing series of works inspired by the processes of evolutionary biology. Her music been performed around the world by famed violinist Midori, the Pro Arte Quartet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, The Crossing, Speculum Musicae, and many other prominent artists and ensembles., and is also recorded on the Centaur, Bridge, and Stanley labels. A faculty member of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, her many honors include the Rome Prize, Guggenheim and Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study Fellowships, awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and commissions from the Koussevitzky and Fromm Foundations and the McKim Fund at the Library of Congress.

Next Events

Monday, June 28 at 1:00pm [Eastern Time]

UNDERSCORED: Piano Trio by John Musto

An exhilarating tour of award-winning composer John Musto’s kinetic musical world. His fast-paced, eventful Piano Trio shuttles between two extremes of character, mood, and texture. Includes brief introductory conversation and post-performance live Q&A.

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NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert

NPR's popular concerts come to Copland's beloved studio.

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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 ...