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

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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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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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 March, composer Christopher Zuar’s debut album for Sunnyside Records, Musings (a collection of eight original, large-ensemble compositions) was included in DownBeat’s“Best Albums of 2016” and was a runner-up as “Debut of The Year” in the NPR Jazz Critics Poll. His compositional language, rooted in both past and present and steeped in jazz and classical traditions, explores a deep sense of harmony and lyricism. A 2017 MacDowell Fellow and 2018 Corporation of Yaddo Guest, he is also the recipient of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer’s Award and Johnny Mandel Prize (both from ASCAP), and a First Music Commission from the New York Youth Symphony. With the animation artist and filmmaker Anne Beal, he is currently developing an extended work, Tonal Conversations, which combines original music for jazz orchestra and watercolor animation. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and New England Conservatory of Music, he works as a composer, arranger, and copyist in New York City, where he is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Jazz Department at City College.

Next Events

Monday, March 22 at 1PM [EST]

Copland House... UNDERSCORED:
John Harbison;
November 19, 1828

Time-traveling across the centuries featuring Pulitzer prize-winning composer John Harbison's provocative quartet for piano and strings entitled November 19, 1828, the day the beloved 19th-century master Franz Schubert passed away. Followed by a live Q&A.

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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 ...