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.
August 1, 2017
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR VACANCY!
Copland House, the award-winning creative center for American music at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home one hour north of New York City in Westchester County, NY, offers a rewarding opportunity for a galvanizing, imaginative fundraising leader.
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.
April 18, 2017
2017 Residency Applications Available
Applications for the 2017 Copland House Residency Awards – June 1 postmark deadline – are now available HERE.
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
Late Night with Leonard Bernstein
A dazzling, affectionate visit at Lincoln Center with the after-hours maestro, benefiting Copland House …
Now at Copland House
Throughout the creations of Brooklyn-based HOWIE KENTY (sometimes known by his musical alter-ego Hwarg) runs the idea that the experience of a piece is more than just listening to the music. He strives for a wholeness of vision and an awareness of environment to fully draw the audience into his works. His music is stylistically diverse, encompassing contemporary classical, electronic, rock, sound art, and more, often with visual and theatrical elements. Besides regularly premiering pieces internationally, serving as an executive producer of New York City's Electroacoustic Music Festival, teaching, and working with artists like DJ Spooky and Amanda Palmer, he plays guitar in the progressive rock band The Benzene Ring. A Graduate Council Fellow doctoral student at Stony Brook University, his We Have Less Time Than You Think won first prize at the 2013 Shanghai Electronic Music Week, and his Scherzo; Dance received an Honorary Mention in the 2008 Prix Ars Electronica. He will be in residence here through mid-August.
Sunday, September 10 at 4 PM
Sounds from Mrs. Gould's Salon
Music in the Gilded Age, by ANTONIN DVORAK, CHARLES GRIFFES, and GEORGE CHADWICK.
Sunday,September 24 at 3 PM
The sounds of migration, featuring the World Premiere of Fragrances by the Sea by 2011 Resident ANGEL LAM (Copland House co-commission with Maine's SaltBay Chamberfest), plus music by YEHUDI WYNER, REENA ESMAIL, SAAD HADDAD, JOHN MACKEY, and AARON COPLAND.
Copland House at Merestead
Sunday, October 29 at 3 PM
Major works inspired by inner and outer journeys by 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner KEVIN PUTS (Living Frescoes) and four-time Copland House Resident MARK KILSTOFTE (The White Album, in its New York Premiere).
Copland House at Merestead