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.
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.
October 4, 2019
MCH and The Graduate Center, CUNY Launch New Series
Concerts championing 150 years of American music begin this fall.
August 2, 2019
2019 Copland House Residency Awards Announced
Twelve highly-gifted American composers from ten states have been chosen for the 2019 Copland House Residency Awards. For a list of the new Residents …
January 26, 2019
CULTIVATE 2019 FELLOWS ANNOUNCED
Copland House has announced the three women and three men selected as Fellows to participate in CULTIVATE 2019, chosen from 80 applicants in 23 states, Puerto Rico, and 1 Canadian province.
To Copland House’s friends and family:
While Music from Copland House may be temporarily absent from all of its stages — in concert, the studio, or the schools, we’re not silent. Aaron Copland’s often-stated belief that music is an affirmation of life is particularly relevant during these anxious times. check in with our new feature
Coping … with Copland House, a periodic feature sharing favorite souvenirs we’ve collected from our travels across America’s musical landscape. In the meantime, to all near and far, stay safe and healthy.
Now at Copland House
Composer residencies are temporarily suspended due to the current health emergency.
Tuesday, October 13 at 1:00 PM
COPLAND Violin Sonata ... UNDERSCORED
A lyrical, elegantly virtuosic composition Copland wrote during his downtime on the backlot of Hollywood’s Goldwyn Studios, while working on The North Star. Legendary critic Virgil Thomson called the work one of Copland’s “most satisfying pieces [with] a quality of calm elevation and of buoyancy that is ... irresistibly touching." Includes conversation and live Q&A with Magdalena Filipczak and Michael Boriskin.
Monday, October 26 at 1:00 PM
COPLAND Piano Quartet ... UNDERSCORED
A haunting, masterful yet rarely-heard work that transforms the dark, brooding rhetoric and sound world of Viennese Expressionism into a rich, refined, and lyrical idiom. Includes conversation and live Q&A with American music historian and editor John Graziano, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Michael Boriskin.