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

Lansing McLoskey’s first experiences at writing music were not exercises in counterpoint, but as the guitarist/songwriter for punk bands in the 1980s. It was through the visceral world of punk that he first developed a love for classical music (that's another story). He spent 20+ years performing medieval & Renaissance vocal music, and vocal/choral works remain central to his work. Zealot Canticles: An oratorio for tolerance won a 2019 GRAMMY, and […]Qumran Psa[lms…] was the Winner of the 2016 American Prize. Much of his work also addresses political & social justice issues. McLoskey’s music has been performed in 21 countries on six continents, and released on 14 CDs. He has won three-dozen national & international awards, including two from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and was a 2019 Bogliasco Foundation Fellow. McLoskey has been commissioned by the Fromm Foundation, Barlow Endowment, NEA, Copland House, Meet The Composer, Pew Charitable Trusts, New Spectrum Foundation, the International Joint Wind Quintet Project, and numerous ensembles in the States and Europe. He recently completed an opera for Guerilla Opera, and a large work for mezzo & sinfonietta for the 100th anniversary of Joyce’s Ulysses for Network for New Music. Professor at the Frost School of Music, McLoskey is an avid surfer and cyclist.

Next Events

Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 2 PM

Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick, ME

Featuring works composed by Joan Tower, Annika Socolofsky, Pierre Jalbert, Saad Haddaad, Shawn Okpebholo, and Miguel Del Aguila. With MCH featured artists Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, flute; Derek Bermel, clarinet; Siwoo Kim, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; and Michael Boriskin, piano

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Thursday, July 21, 2022 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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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.

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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 ...