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

May 24, 2016

CULTIVATE 2016 FELLOWS Announced

Six Fellows were named for CH’s acclaimed emerging composers institute.

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April 15, 2016

2016 Residency Applications Available

Applications for the 2016 Copland House Residency Awards – June 1 postmark deadline – are now available HERE.

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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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Featured Media

CULTIVATE 2014 Session

Click HERE for a view from CULTIVATE.(film by Alejandro Salinas-Albrecht)

Now at Copland House

Carlos Carrillo

Born in Puerto Rico and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, CARLOS CARRILLO has received the Bearns Prize, Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, BMI and ASCAP awards, and many others. He has been commissioned by MATA for the Da Capo Chamber Players, New York Youth Symphony, Concert Artists Guild, Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, and American Composers Orchestra. His work has been performed by the Casals Festival, Puerto Rico and New Jersey Symphonies, New York Youth Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Young Musician Foundation's Debut Orchestra, Sequitur, Network for New Music, and Prism Quartet. He has also received fellowships from John Duffy Composers Institute at the Virginia Arts Festival, Italy’s Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and the American Composers Orchestra. He was musical director of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony, and, after having taught at DePauw University, Reed College, and the San Juan Conservatory of Music, is now on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty.

Next Events

Friday, July 22 at 8PM

SONGS AMERICA LOVES TO SING

Music from Copland House returns to Caramoor with a vibrant, wide-ranging program featuring concert works inspired by the sounds of country, jazz, folk, ragtime, tango, and spirituals. Includes music by Aaron Copland, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Harbison, Mark O’Connor, Pierre Jalbert, John Mackey, Hale Smith, Florence Price, and the pioneers of ragtime (Scott Joplin) and jazz (W. C. Handy).

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY (map)
(914) 232-1252

More information and tickets available at Caramoor.org

Sunday, September 18 at 3 PM

THE JOY OF SEXTETS

Music by Copland, Foss, and others.

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

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Saturday, October 29 at 8 PM

SOUNDS OF HAVANA

Music and performances by 14-time Grammy-winner Paquito d'Rivera, plus works by Brahms and Bermel

Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, 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

Friday, July 22 at 8PM

SONGS AMERICA LOVES TO SING

A wide-ranging program featuring concert works inspired by the sounds of country, jazz, folk, ragtime, tango, and spirituals.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY (map)
More information and tickets available at Caramoor.org

Featured Shop Item

Copland: Through 1942

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Copland: Through 1942

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