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

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 […]

Read More »

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.

Read More »

April 18, 2017

2017 Residency Applications Available

Applications for the 2017 Copland House Residency Awards – June 1 postmark deadline – are now available HERE.

Read More »

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

Read More »

Featured ...

Newly Released Album – Secret Alchemy
Four stunning ensemble works by past Copland House Resident Pierre Jalbert…

MORE INFO

Now at Copland House

Hong Kong-based American composer Matthew Schreibeis; who'll be in residence through mid-August; believes in the power of music to bring people together and seeks to create bold, emotionally-engaging journeys through sound. His works span orchestral, chamber, and vocal music and include collaborations with video artists and a series of works for traditional Korean instruments, and have been performed and recorded internationally by soprano Tony Arnold, the New York New Music Ensemble, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Eastman BroadBand, and members of eighth blackbird and Alarm Will Sound, among others. Among his honors are commissions by the Aspen Music Festival and School, Hanson Institute for American Music, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture; residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo; and a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Camargo Foundation Fellowship. He began his musical studies in Pittsburgh and received degrees from the Eastman School of Music (B.M.) and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.). He is currently Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, and previously served on the faculties of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Korea University in Seoul, and the soundSCAPE Festival in Italy.

Next Events

Friday, September 21 at 9:00 PM

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

A glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

Tickets and More Information>

Sunday, September 23 at 3:00 PM

THEATRE IN DISGUISE

A journey through Bernstein’s more intimate voice. A discovery of his finely-wrought, often surprising chamber music.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

Tickets and More Information>

Saturday, September 29 at 8:00 PM

BERNSTEIN IN BLACK & WHITE

2-piano and 1-piano 4-hand works by Leonard Bernstein.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

Tickets and More Information>

Sunday, September 30 at 3:00 PM

THE WAY IT FLOWS: BERNSTEIN ON LIFE

Vocal works by Leonard Bernstein. David Denby (The New Yorker), guest speaker.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

Tickets and More Information>

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

Friday, September 21 at 9:00 PM

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

A glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer.

Copland House at Merstead

Tickets and More Information>

Featured Shop Item

in BOOKS /

Copland: Through 1942

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