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

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.

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April 18, 2017

2017 Residency Applications Available

Applications for the 2017 Copland House Residency Awards – June 1 postmark deadline – are now available HERE.

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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

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November 18, 2016

2016 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Nine gifted American composers from nine states have been chosen for the 2016 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 Nilo Alcala, 38 (North Hollywood, CA); Daniel Gilliam, 37 (Louisville, KY); Christopher Hopkins, 59 (Ames, IA); Howard Kenty 36 […]

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Newly Released Album – Secret Alchemy
Four stunning ensemble works by past Copland House Resident Pierre Jalbert…

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Now at Copland House

Brooklyn-born Anthony Gatto returns this month for his second Copland House Residency Award. He has developed a diverse body of digital and acoustic music informed by literary and visual arts, often residing in the emotional and lyrical possibilities of storytelling. He studied music and improvisation privately with Ornette Coleman in the 1980s, and later completed a doctorate in composition at the Yale School of Music in 2001. His many cross-media collaborative works include the music and libretti for operas based on the novels Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor and The Making of Americans by Gertrude Stein – both of which were commissioned by the Walker Art Center with funding from the National Endowment of the Arts. His many honors include those from the Fulbright Scholar Program (for a residency in Berlin), New York Foundation for the Arts, ASCAP, Meet the Composer, and the Bush, McKnight, and Jerome Foundations, as well as the residencies at Yaddo, The Millay Colony for the Arts, amd Willapa Bay. He is an Associate Professor of Music at City University of New York.

Next Events

Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 PM

Heaven, Hell, and Hollywood

The music of exile, by 1957 Pulitzer Prize winner ERNST TOCH, ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD, and INGOLF DAHL.

Copland House at Merestead

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Friday, December 1 at 7:30 PM

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

A glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer.

Green Music Center at Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA

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Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 PM

Celestial Harmonies

A rare, live performance of OLIVIER MESSIAEN’s monumental evocation of the Apocalypse, Quartet for the End of Time.

Copland House at Merestead

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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

Sunday, November 19 at 3 PM

Heaven, Hell, and Hollywood

The music of exile, by 1957 Pulitzer Prize winner ERNST TOCH, ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD, and INGOLF DAHL.

Copland House at Merestead

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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 ...