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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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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January 13, 2017

New MCH Jalbert CD

Secret Alchemy, Music from Copland House’s newest CD featuring the work of two-time Resident PIERRE JALBERT, “an acknowledged chamber-music master” (The New Yorker), is to being released on January 24. For the full press release, click HERE To purchase a copy, visit our SHOP

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Concerts in California – 10/27 & 11/3
MCH performs Kevin Put’s “Living Frescoes” in California on Oct 27 and Nov 3!

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Ke-Chia Chen’s compositions draw from Western and Asian classical traditions, and have been performed throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has collaborated with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra on several projects, including orchestrating music for the performances at the 2015 Papal Mass and 69th UN General Assembly session. Her acclaimed Broken Crystal for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra recently received its Asian premiere by the Taiwan Philharmonic, and The Silent Flame was awarded first prize in the 2016 International Horn Society Composition Contest. She has had artist-in-residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Ensemble 212, Concerts on the Slope, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and Music at Angel Fire Festival, and fellowships at the Aspen, Pacific, and Bowdoin Music Festivals. A graduate of the Curtis Institute, Manhattan School of Music, and University of Pennsylvania, she is on Curtis’ Musical Studies faculty.

Next Events

Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM


Acclaimed soprano Justine Aronson and Music from Copland House present rare performances of SCHOENBERG, MAHLER, WALTER, and ZEMLINKSY... music of wanderers from another time, who came seeking new beginnings, fresh inspirations, and, often, a haven from tyranny.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 PM


The ghosts of WOLFGANG MOZART, JOHANNES BRAHMS, klezmer, ragtime, Peruvian folk music, and Hindustani vocal music hover over works by WILLIAM ALBRIGHT, GABRIELA LENA FRANK, and 2012 CULTIVATE Fellow REENA ESMAIL.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM



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 ...