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 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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August 2, 2019

2019 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Twelve highly-gifted American composers from ten states have been chosen for the 2019 Copland House Residency Awards. For a list of the new Residents …

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January 26, 2019


Copland House has announced the three women and three men selected as Fellows to participate in CULTIVATE 2019, chosen from 80 applicants in 23 states, Puerto Rico, and 1 Canadian province.

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To Copland House’s friends and family:

While Music from Copland House may be temporarily absent from all of its stages — in concert, the studio, or the schools, we’re not silent. Aaron Copland’s often-stated belief that music is an affirmation of life is particularly relevant during these anxious times. check in with our new feature
Coping … with Copland House, a periodic feature sharing favorite souvenirs we’ve collected from our travels across America’s musical landscape. In the meantime, to all near and far, stay safe and healthy.

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Now at Copland House

Composer residencies are temporarily suspended due to the current health emergency.

Next Events

Tuesday, October 13 at 1:00 PM


A lyrical, elegantly virtuosic composition Copland wrote during his downtime on the backlot of Hollywood’s Goldwyn Studios, while working on The North Star. Legendary critic Virgil Thomson called the work one of Copland’s “most satisfying pieces [with] a quality of calm elevation and of buoyancy that is ... irresistibly touching." Includes conversation and live Q&A with Magdalena Filipczak and Michael Boriskin.

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Monday, October 26 at 1:00 PM


A haunting, masterful yet rarely-heard work that transforms the dark, brooding rhetoric and sound world of Viennese Expressionism into a rich, refined, and lyrical idiom. Includes conversation and live Q&A with American music historian and editor John Graziano, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Michael Boriskin.

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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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Copland: Through 1942

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