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

May 24, 2016


Six Fellows were named for CH’s acclaimed emerging composers institute.

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April 15, 2016

2016 Residency Applications Available

Applications for the 2016 Copland House Residency Awards – June 1 postmark deadline – are now available HERE.

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December 14, 2015

Copland House Announces CULTIVATE 2016

Fellowship applications for Copland House’s CULTIVATE 2016 emerging composers institute are now available.

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September 22, 2015

2015 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Ten gifted American composers from eight states have been chosen for the 2015 Copland House Residency Awards, all-expenses-paid stays at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. The winners are Carlos Carrillo (45, Urbana, IL), Viet Cuong (24, Princeton, NJ), William Dougherty (27, New York, NY), Melody Eotvos (30, Bloomington, […]

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Gala 2016

“Sounds and scents swirl in the evening air” at Harmonie du soir, Copland House’s much-anticipated culinary and musical gala on Sunday evening, October 23rd.
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Now at Copland House

Gabriella Smith

GABRIELLA SMITH is a composer from the San Francisco Bay Area whose upcoming performances included those by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Aizuri Quartet, ZOFO, Latitude49, and Gabriel Cabezas and the New York Youth Symphony. Her music has been performed throughout the U.S. and internationally by eighth blackbird, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop, and PRISM Quartet, among others. She is the recipient of the 2014 ASCAP Leo Kaplan Award, three ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, and a Theodore Presser Foundation Award, and won the American Modern Ensemble Ninth Annual Composition Competition. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, she is currently a Curtis 2015-16 Artist Fellow, dedicating a citizen-artist year of national service in the Philadelphia region. She is also a Doctoral candidate at Princeton. When not composing, she can be found backpacking (and playing trail songs on her ukulele along the way), birding, playing capoeira, or working on small-scale organic farms around the world.

Next Events

Sunday, October 23 at 5:30 PM


Copland House's culinary and musical gala

Le Bernardin Privé
153 W 51st St, New York, NY

More information HERE

Saturday, October 29 at 8 PM


Music and performances by 14-time Grammy-winner Paquito d'Rivera, plus works by Brahms and Bermel.

Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY

More information HERE

Give Generously

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, October 29, 2016 at 8 PM


Music from Grammy-winner Paquito d’Rivera.

Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY


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Copland: Through 1942

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Copland: Through 1942

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