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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March 6, 2021


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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February 8, 2020

CULTIVATE 2020 Fellows Named

Copland House has named six composers as 2020 Fellows of its coveted emerging composers institute, selected from 180 applicants in 27 states and 3 countries.

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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.

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Composer-musicologist Flannery Cunningham, in residence through early May, is fascinated by vocal expression, auditory perception, and the compositional process, and aims to write music that surprises and delights. A 2019 Fellow of Copland House’s CULTIVATE emerging composers institute, she composes for both acoustic ensembles and players interacting with real-time electronics; as an active poet, she often writes her own texts, enjoying the crafting of words and music as tightly intertwined processes. She is attracted to the very old and very new, presenting on the 14th-century master Guillaume de Machaut at the International Medieval Congress and performing at the International Computer Music Conference. Her music has been heard at the Aspen and June in Buffalo Festivals, and performed by International Contemporary Ensemble, and she is currently working on commissions from National Sawdust (as a winner of its Hildegard Competition), PRISM Quartet, Musiqa Houston, and New York New Music Ensemble. A graduate of Princeton, University College Cork, and Stony Brook University, she is currently a dual Doctoral candidate in composition and musicology at the University of Pennsylvania

Next Events

Monday, May 24 at 1PM [EST]

UNDERSCORED: “to sing of sins” by Annika Socolofsky

The virtual premiere of Copland House’s second HARVEST Commission, recognizing outstanding young artists from its acclaimed CULTIVATE emerging composers institute. The meditative piece features electronic samples of singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, who intones words from the old spiritual poem, “Lament your own sins.” Includes a brief introductory conversation with the composer and singer, as well as a live post-performance Q&A with viewers.

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NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert

NPR's popular concerts come to Copland's beloved studio.

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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 ...