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

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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January 22, 2022

MCH LAUNCHES EMELIN RESIDENCY

In an exhilarating collaboration beginning this spring, MCH will showcase more than 100 years of American musical creativity and innovation in an eclectic 3-concert series at the Emelin Theatre in nearby Mamaroneck, NY.

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November 20, 2021

2021 Residencies Announced

9 composers from 7 states and Puerto Rico have been selected from our largest annual applicant pool ever for CH’s 2021 Residency Awards.

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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

Sarah Gibson is a Los Angeles based composer and pianist whose works draw on her breadth of experience as a collaborative performer with a deep interest in the creative process across various artistic mediums. She has received honors and recognitions such as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Sound Investment composer, American Composers Orchestra Underwood New Music Readings, and a Chamber Music America Grant. She has received commissions from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, and Seattle Symphony, among others. Gibson’s music has been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Jennifer Koh, and at various venues across the US and Europe. Sarah is co-founder of the new music piano duo, HOCKET, who is a core artist for the imitable Los Angeles Series, Piano Spheres. Sarah received degrees in Piano and Composition from Indiana University and the University of Southern California. Alongside Artistic Director Andrew Norman, she is the Lead-Teaching Artist for the Nancy and Barry Sanders LA Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program. Sarah is Assistant Teaching Professor in Composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the College of Creative Studies and Music Department where she is the director of the Ensemble for Contemporary Music.

Next Events

Thursday, July 21 at 8 PM

A Standing Witness

Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, MA

This monumental collaboration between Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove was created especially for the incomparable mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and Music from Copland House.

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Friday, September 23, at 8 PM

A Standing Witness

Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Atlanta, GA

This monumental collaboration between Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove was created especially for the incomparable mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and Music from Copland House.

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Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 3 PM

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, University of Oklahoma, Stillwater, OK

A glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor Leonard Bernstein, hosted by his daughter Jamie Bernstein and featuring acclaimed soprano Amy Burton and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin.

Program and ticket details available soon

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

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 ...