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.

Now at Copland House

It's hard to resist the temptation to say that Love has arrived ... but it's true! JOEL LOVE is settling in for a month-long stay here, having flown just a few days ago from his home-base in Houston. Joel's compositions often seek to marry popular music and jazz (which shaped his early life in Texas and Louisiana) with Western classical music. From jazz-tinged reinventions of Chopin to wind pieces performed by prestigious ensembles around the world, his compositions play with an eclectic range of musical idioms to create a cinematic, emotional, and gripping experience. His music has recently been performed at Carnegie Hall, Cleveland's Severance Hall, and the Carmel Art and Film Festival and Sedona Film Festival. As a pianist, he performs a wide variety of styles, from contemporary classical to jazz.

Next Events

Monday, July 26 at 1:00pm AND 7:00pm [Eastern Time]

UNDERSCORED: Piano Trio No. 1 by Pierre Jalbert

An exploration of life and redemption, hailed as "a masterwork." Includes a brief introductory conversation and post-performance live Q&A.

Register to watch at 1pm [ET]

Register to watch at 7pm [ET]

Monday, August 23 at 1:00pm AND 7:00pm [Eastern Time]

UNDERSCORED: Fine Lines by Viet Cuong

Copland House's inaugural HARVEST Commission, a witty, delectable work inspired by Picasso's iconic line drawings. Includes a brief introductory conversation and post-performance live Q&A.

Online Registration Available Soon

Streaming Online

NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert

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

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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

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 ...