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 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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March 6, 2021

CH & I CARE IF YOU LISTEN launch “CULTIVATED SPACES”

6-program virtual series features CULTIVATE 2020 premieres.

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February 13, 2021

CULTIVATE 2021 Fellows Named

6 composers have been selected from 150 applicants in 32 states and 4 countries for CULTIVATE’s 10th round.

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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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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

Now in residence through early February, 2004 and 2021 residency awardee Eric Chasalow is a composer, sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, teacher, and non-profit advisor. Well-known for works that combine instruments with electronic sound, he has collaborated on a wide range of projects for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Talea Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble, Network for New Music, and many others. An album of ten new genre-bending songs, Ghosts of Our Former Selves, was released in Fall 2020. Upcoming projects include a violin concerto for Miranda Cuckson and a song cycle on found poetry related to climate change. In addition to residencies at Copland House, Camargo, the MacDowell Colony, and Bogliasco, he has been honored by the Guggenheim, Fromm, and Koussevitzky Foundations, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and Copland House’s Sylvia Goldsetin Award. The Eric Chasalow Collection in the Library of Congress was established in 2009. He was a longtime professor of music at Brandeis University, where he directed the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio (BEAMS).

Next Events

Monday, March 7, 2022

Copland House: UNDERSCORED - Virtual Event

Presented by Music from Copland House and co-produced with The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, this 45-minute virtual program includes a complete performance by MCH of one important American work, past or present, followed by a live Q&A with composer, artists, and viewers.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 4 PM

Sounds of Westchester

Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY

Music from Copland House’s eclectic, entertaining program journeys across 100 years of music by Westchester natives or transplants, ranging widely from Gilded Age Romanticism to mid-century Modernist and neo-Stravinskian romps, and embracing the sounds of vibrant folk songs, British fifes, and languid ballads. The concert features a trio of Pulitzer Prize winners (Aaron Copland, Joan Tower, and Samuel Barber), Old and New World masters (Charles Tomlinson Griffes and Pierre Jalbert) and one genuine, undefinable maverick (Percy Grainger). You won’t “hear” Westchester again in the quite same way again!.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Copland House: UNDERSCORED - Virtual Event

Presented by Music from Copland House and co-produced with The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, this 45-minute virtual program includes a complete performance by MCH of one important American work, past or present, followed by a live Q&A with composer, artists, and viewers.

Programs and other details coming soon

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 ...