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

April 27, 2017

CULTIVATE 2017 Fellows Announced

Copland House announces the six Fellows chosen to participate this June in CULTIVATE, its acclaimed, annual emerging composers institute.

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April 18, 2017

2017 Residency Applications Available

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

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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

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November 18, 2016

2016 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Nine gifted American composers from nine states have been chosen for the 2016 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 Nilo Alcala, 38 (North Hollywood, CA); Daniel Gilliam, 37 (Louisville, KY); Christopher Hopkins, 59 (Ames, IA); Howard Kenty 36 […]

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


Now at Copland House

Eric Wubbels is in residence through the month of March. He is a composer, pianist, and a Co-director of the Wet Ink Ensemble (NYC). His music has been performed throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S., by groups such as the Wet Ink Ensemble, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mivos Quartet, yarn | wire, Berlin PianoPercussion, New York Philharmonic, Splinter Reeds, SCENATET (DK), and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and featured on festivals including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, MATA, Metz Festival, and Zurich Tage für Neue Musik. The recipient of a 2016 Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Wubbels has received commissioning grants from Chamber Music America, ISSUE Project Room, MATA, Barlow Endowment, Jerome Foundation, and Yvar Mikhashoff Trust, and has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Civitella Ranieri Center (Italy). As a performer, he has given U.S. and world premieres of works by major figures such as Peter Ablinger, Richard Barrett, Beat Furrer, George Lewis, and Mathias Spahlinger, as well as vital young artists such as Rick Burkhardt, Erin Gee, Bryn Harrison, Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Katharina Rosenberger, and Kate Soper. He has recorded for Carrier Records, hatART, Spektral (Vienna), New Focus, quiet design (Austin, TX), and Albany Records, and has held teaching positions at Amherst College and Oberlin Conservatory.

Next Events

Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 PM


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

National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA

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Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 PM


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

The Gilmore Festival, Kalamazoo, MI

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Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 PM


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

Tri-C Classical Piano Series, Cleveland Museum of Art

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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

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM


World Premieres of six new works written especially for Copland House’s acclaimed emerging composers institute.

Copland House at Merestead

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Copland: Through 1942

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