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

November 18, 2016

2016 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Nine gifted American composers from nine states have been chosen for the 2016 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 Nilo Alcala, 38 (North Hollywood, CA); Daniel Gilliam, 37 (Louisville, KY); Christopher Hopkins, 59 (Ames, IA); Howard Kenty 36 […]

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May 24, 2016

CULTIVATE 2016 FELLOWS Announced

Six Fellows were named for CH’s acclaimed emerging composers institute.

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April 15, 2016

2016 Residency Applications Available

Applications for the 2016 Copland House Residency Awards – June 1 postmark deadline – are now available HERE.

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December 14, 2015

Copland House Announces CULTIVATE 2016

Fellowship applications for Copland House’s CULTIVATE 2016 emerging composers institute are now available.

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Secret Alchemy, Music from Copland House’s new CD featuring chamber works by two-time Resident Pierre Jalbert, will be released next month.
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Now at Copland House

Composer, Christopher Hopkins

CHRISTOPHER HOPKINS is director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Music at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. His special interests include composing with dialectics of historical musical styles, electroacoustic music, and experimental integration of composition, instrument design, and graphical notation (including 3D virtual reality). He is also a performer of Renaissance and Baroque music for the viola da gamba. His compositions have been performed in major festivals in Athens, Basel, Grenoble, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Melbourne, New York, Tanglewood, Toronto, Vienna, and Zürich, as well as in numerous concerts in across Belgium, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States. As a young orchestral musician with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, Hopkins performed two concerts with Aaron Copland conducting (including a performance of Lincoln Portrait with Walter Cronkite). He cites conversations with Copland during rehearsal breaks as the incitement to begin composing.

Next Events

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8 PM

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Music from Copland House

An affectionate, multimedia portrait of the personal side of Leonard Bernstein.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers, FL (map)
(239) 333-1933
info@sbdac.com

More information and Tickets HERE

Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3 PM

THE LIFE OF BIRDS

Music from Copland House

Music by Mason Bates, Amy Beach, Thedore Chanler, Lukas Foss, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, and Robert Sirota

Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY

More information HERE

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3 PM

ALONG A DESERT HIGHWAY

Music from Copland House

Music by David Amram, Mason Bates, and David Biedenbender

Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY

More information HERE

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.

Featured Event

Sunday, March 19 at 3 PM

THE LIFE OF BIRDS

Music by Mason Bates, Amy Beach, Thedore Chanler, Lukas Foss, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, and Robert Sirota

Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY

More information HERE

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Copland: Through 1942

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Copland: Through 1942

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