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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January 26, 2019

CULTIVATE 2019 FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

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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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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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

Winner of the 2018 Charles Ives Living Award, Huck Hodge will be in residence through the month of March. Hodge writes music that explores the ambiguity of perceptual illusion and the threshold between design and intuition. “Uniquely northwestern American light patterns act as an inspiration in much of my music,” he explained, “the way that a piercing slant of light, breaking through a dreary cloudscape, casts an intense, otherworldly chiaroscuro on the landscape.” His work has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and at major international festivals, including the New York Philharmonic Biennial, Berliner Festspiele, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Shanghai New Music Week, and ISCM World Music Days. His musical collaborations include those with Ensemble Modern and the Berlin Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Orchestra of the League of Composers, the Aleph, ASKO/Schönberg, Dal Niente, Divertimento, SurPlus, and Talea ensembles, and the Afiara, Daedalus, JACK and Pacifica String Quartets. His music has been recorded on the New World and Albany labels. He studied at Columbia University and Stuttgart’s Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, and is Associate Professor and Chair of the Composition program at the University of Washington. Among his many honors are the Rome and Gaudeamus Prizes and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Fromm Foundations, American Composers Forum, Barlow Endowment, Music at the Anthology, Siemens Musikstiftung, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.

Next Events

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.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 PM

Celebrating John Musto

Celebrating the lyricism of the stage, the flair of the jazz club, and the rigor of the conservatory, which all come together in the scintillating work of a Copland House favorite, the versatile JOHN MUSTO.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 PM

CULTIVATE 2019

Discover tomorrow’s masters today! World Premieres of six brand-new works created especially for Copland House’s coveted annual emerging composers institute.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 PM

Crumbling Walls:  Picasso's Musical Canvas

Music that was influenced by the revolutionary Spanish master.

Copland House at Merestead

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Copland: Through 1942

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