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.

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December 3, 2018

CH ON CBS-TV

Music from Copland House Principal Violinist Curtis Macomber and Founding Pianist Michael Boriskin appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, as part of the nationally-telecast program’s regular Almanac feature. Hosted by Jane Pauley, the segment marked Copland’s passing in 1990, and included a brief profile of Copland’s career, referenced Copland House, and an live, in-studio performance of […]

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July 23, 2018

2018 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Twelve highly-gifted American composers from eight states have been chosen for the 2018 Copland House Residency Awards, all-expenses-paid stays at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. This year’s winners are Michael Brown, 31 (New York, NY); Ke-Chia Chen, 38 (Philadelphia, PA); Andrea Clearfield, 57 (Philadelphia, PA); Michael Fiday, 57 […]

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May 24, 2018

CULTIVATE 2018 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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Music from Copland House appeared in a CBS Sunday Morning “Almanac” segment marking Copland’s passing, December 2.

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Now at Copland House

Michael Fiday’s music has been commissioned and performed extensively throughout the U. S., Europe, and elsewhere by a diverse range of performers, including the Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Oakland East Bay Symphonies, American Composers Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble of The Hague, pianists James Tocco and Marc-Andre Hamelin, and electric guitarist Seth Josel. He has had numerous awards, grants, and residencies from the Fromm and Barlow Foundations, American Composers Forum, BMI, ASCAP, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Ohio Arts Council. He studied at the Universities of Colorado and Pennsylvania, and worked with Louis Andriessen in Amsterdam under the auspices of a Fulbright Grant. He is Professor of Composition at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

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Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 PM

MEMORIES AND PREMONITIONS

The ghosts of Wolfgang Mozart, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, klezmer, ragtime, Peruvian folk music, and Hindustani vocal music hover over works by WILLIAM ALBRIGHT, JOHN HARBISON, GABRIELA LENA FRANK, and 2012 CULTIVATE Fellow REENA ESMAIL.

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Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 PM

THE LISTENING EYE

The intersection of music and art, where the works 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner KEVIN PUTS, 2007 Resident KATHRYN ALEXANDER, and 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winner STEVEN STUCKY meet the visual magic of Bill Viola, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Rufino Tamayo.

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Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 PM

Crumbling Walls:  Picasso's Musical Canvas

Music from Copland House explores composers surrounding the revolutionary Spanish master (IGOR STRAVINSKY and MANUEL DE FALLA), as well as newer works inspired by his seminal art by ROBERT SIROTA and the World Premiere of our inaugural Harvest commission by 2015 Resident VIET CUONG.

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Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 PM

MEMORIES AND PREMONITIONS

The influence of classical, klezmer, ragtime, Peruvian folk music, and Hindustani vocal music influence on new works.

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Copland: Through 1942

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