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

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.

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December 3, 2018

CH ON CBS-TV

Music from Copland House Principal Violinist Curtis Macomber and Founding Pianist Michael Boriskin appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, as part of the nationally-telecast program’s regular Almanac feature. Hosted by Jane Pauley, the segment marked Copland’s passing in 1990, and included a brief profile of Copland’s career, referenced Copland House, and an live, in-studio performance of […]

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July 23, 2018

2018 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Twelve highly-gifted American composers from eight states have been chosen for the 2018 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 Michael Brown, 31 (New York, NY); Ke-Chia Chen, 38 (Philadelphia, PA); Andrea Clearfield, 57 (Philadelphia, PA); Michael Fiday, 57 […]

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May 24, 2018

CULTIVATE 2018 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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Music from Copland House appeared in a CBS Sunday Morning “Almanac” segment marking Copland’s passing, December 2.

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Now at Copland House

Žibuoklė Martinaitytė will be in residence through most of April. She was a previous resident in 2009 and a co-winner of Copland House’s 2017 Sylvia Goldstein Award. A New York-based Lithuanian composer whose works explore the tensions and longings of identity and place, she creates sonic environments where musical gestures emerge and disappear within transparencies and densities of sound layers – “music,” she explains, “that slides on the very blades of emotions.” Her A Thousand Doors to the World was commissioned by the Lithuanian Radio to celebrate Vilnius as Europe’s 2009 Culture Capital, and premiered by Euroradio to an audience of 4-million. Her U.S. commissions include the MATA, Look+Listen, and Other Minds Festivals, as well as the Barlow Endowment. She has had residency fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony, Harvestworks, Djerassi, and the Cité des Arts (Paris). Her recent projects include a solo CD, Horizons, of orchestral and large ensemble works, released in 2017 by LMIC, and an hour-long multimedia piece, In Search of Lost Beauty, scored for piano trio, electronics, and video projections, on a forthcoming Starkland Records CD.

Next Events

Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 PM

Celebrating John Musto

Celebrating the lyricism of the stage, the flair of the jazz club, and the rigor of the conservatory, which all come together in the scintillating work of a Copland House favorite, the versatile JOHN MUSTO.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 PM

CULTIVATE 2019

Discover tomorrow’s masters today! World Premieres of six brand-new works created especially for Copland House’s coveted annual emerging composers institute.

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 PM

Celebrating John Musto

The scintillating works of a Copland House favorite, John Musto.

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 ...