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

April 27, 2017

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR VACANCY!

Copland House, the award-winning creative center for American music at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home one hour north of New York City in Westchester County, NY, offers a rewarding opportunity for a galvanizing, imaginative fundraising leader.

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April 27, 2017

CULTIVATE 2017 Fellows Announced

Copland House announces the six Fellows chosen to participate this June in CULTIVATE, its acclaimed, annual emerging composers institute.

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April 18, 2017

2017 Residency Applications Available

Applications for the 2017 Copland House Residency Awards – June 1 postmark deadline – are now available HERE.

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January 13, 2017

New MCH Jalbert CD

Secret Alchemy, Music from Copland House’s newest CD featuring the work of two-time Resident PIERRE JALBERT, “an acknowledged chamber-music master” (The New Yorker), is to being released on January 24. For the full press release, click HERE To purchase a copy, visit our SHOP

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Secret Alchemy, Music from Copland House’s new CD featuring chamber works by PIERRE JALBERT was released on January 24. LISTEN HERE.

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Now at Copland House

Four-time Copland House awardee Mark Kilstofte will be in residence through early June. His honors include the Rome Prize, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, ASCAP's Rudolf Nissim Prize, and the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship and Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His music has been featured on NPR's Performance Today and From the Top and performed by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, New York Virtuoso Singers, New Amsterdam Singers, and Dale Warland Singers. His song cycle, The White Album (commissioned by the Fromm Foundation and developed during a previous Copland House Residency) was premiered by Musiqa (Houston) this January. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and The University of Michigan, where he was a Rackham Predoctoral Fellow. He teaches composition at Furman University in Greenville, SC, and is guest researcher at the University of Oslo's Center for Ibsen Studies, where he is writing an opera based on Ibsen's Brand.

Sample the Epilogue (Angels in Winter) from The White Album HERE.

Next Events

Sunday, June 11 at 3 PM

CULTIVATE 2017

Music from Copland House

Hear tomorrow's masters today! World Premieres of six brand-new works created by the Fellows of Copland House's flagship, annual emerging composers institute.

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

More information HERE

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

Sunday, June 11 at 3 PM

CULTIVATE 2017

Hear tomorrow's masters today! World Premieres of six brand-new works.

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

More information HERE

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Copland: Through 1942

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Copland: Through 1942

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