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

December 17, 2022

CULTIVATED SPACES 3.0 LAUNCHES IN 2023

Newest installment of 6-program online series premieres new works from CULTIVATE 2022.

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October 22, 2022

2022 RESIDENCIES ANNOUNCED

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

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June 4, 2022

CULTIVATED SPACES 2.0 TO LAUNCH

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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Now at Copland House

Joining us at Copland House is composer, poet, and pianist Chen-Hui Jen. Her music occupies an imaginative, spiritual, and poetic space that often integrates time, sound, color, and word. She writes concert works for diverse instrumentation, including orchestra, chorus, solo, and chamber music for western and Asian instruments, and electronics. A graduate of the University of California at San Diego, she has been commissioned by the League of American Orchestras’ Women Composers' Reading and Commissioning Project, Ensemble 20° dans le Noir, Aurora Borealis Duo, Astralis Duo, The Living Earth Show, Palimpsest Ensemble, Ensemble ISCM-Taiwan, Müller Chamber Choir, Taipei Chamber Singers, and other choral ensembles in Taiwan. Her works have also been performed at the ISCM World Music Days, Acanthes Music Festival, EarShot San Diego of the American Composers Orchestra, People Inside Electronics series, and Taipei International New Music Festival. She is the pianist in the FIU NODUS New Music Ensemble.

Next Events

Thursdays at 5pm
January 12 - February 16

Cultivated Spaces 3.0

A 6-part virtual series spotlighting the world premieres of works written by our amazing CULTIVATE 2022 Composer Fellows, co-presented with our media partner, I Care if You Listen. Featuring by Music from Copland Houses' Moran Katz, Pala Garcia, Alexis Pia Gerlach, and Margaret Kampmeier.

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Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 PM

A Standing Witness

Lensic Performing Arts Center, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

"If this piece appears in your neighborhood, see it, and go home thinking." (Musical America)

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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 ...