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

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 …

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January 26, 2019


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


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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Please join us at Crossings — this year’s much-anticipated culinary and musical gala, exploring the tastes and sounds of history at the landmark, magical Angel Orensanz Foundation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Info & tickets here.

Now at Copland House

We're pleased to welcome Michael Gilbertson who quickly went from being one of our CULTIVATE Fellows in 2015 to a Finalists for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music! He is a professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, BMI Composer-in-Residence at the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and a founder and artistic director of ChamberFest Dubuque, a festival that supports music education in his Iowa hometown. A graduate of both Julliard and Yale, his music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Pittsburgh, Albany, and Grand Rapids Symphonies, Musica Sacra, and The Crossing. He has composed numerous concertos and orchestral works, and has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, including choreographers, poets, and playwrights. He'll be in residence here until mid-September.

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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

Saturday, June 22 at 3:00 PM


An invitation or members-only gathering of live-music, conversation, wine, and light bites in Aaron Copland’s studio!

Copland House, Cortlandt Manor, NY
Reservations required. Please email office@coplandhouse.org to reserve or for more information.

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Copland: Through 1942

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