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.
March 6, 2021
CH & I CARE IF YOU LISTEN launch “CULTIVATED SPACES”
6-program virtual series features CULTIVATE 2020 premieres.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Tuesday, April 20 at 5PM [EST]
CULTIVATED SPACES: “Slow Cancellation" by Sunbin Kim
Commissioned by Copland House for its acclaimed CULTIVATE 2020 emerging composers institute. A provocative new piano trio taking a musical-philosophical dive into the notion of the “slow cancellation of the future.” Includes a post-performance Q&A with CULTIVATE’s Director, Derek Bermel.
Monday, April 26 at 1pm [EST]
UNDERSCORED: Quintet for Piano and String by Amy Beach
Music from Copland House ventures back in time to an early landmark of the American chamber music repertory.
Tuesday, April 27 at 5PM [EST]
CULTIVATED SPACES: “Between the Lines” by Scott Lee
Commissioned by Copland House for its CULTIVATE 2020 emerging composers institute. The music charts the journey of a groove and eventually leads to a raucous climax. Includes a brief introduction by the composer, and a post-performance Q&A with CULTIVATE’s Director, Derek Bermel.
NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert
NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert
NPR's popular concerts come to Copland's beloved studio.