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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November 7, 2020

2020 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Five outstanding composers from four states have received our 2020 Residency Awards, a year curtailed by the COVID pandemic.

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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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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

In residence through Mid-December, Chen Yihan aims for a convergence of different points in time and space. Much of his work connects the past to the future, and brings together different corners of the world in an abstract, poetic, and emotional way that transcends culture and epoch. His music is often a play of lines, space, and intensity in a calligraphic way, reflecting his cultural roots in the Chinese arts. His compositions have been performed by the China National Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the National Opera House of China, and The Juilliard Orchestra, among others. Recipient of two ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, he graduated from Juilliard and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Princeton University. As a pianist, he won the Grand Prize at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition.

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NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert

All-Copland instrumental program, direct from his beloved studio, with MCH artists performing selections from the Duo, Violin Sonata, and Three Moods

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Wednesday, December 9
8:00pm (ET)

A Home of Our Own

A Virtual Celebration of Place, Life, and Community Benefiting Copland House

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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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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 ...