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.

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March 4, 2014

Letter from Home

Hot of the press, read the latest edition of Letter from Home!

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December 12, 2013


Copland House is 1 of only 2 lower Hudson Valley arts organizations to receive support for concerts and radio broadcasts by Music from Copland House, as well as related educational activities.

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October 11, 2013

CULTIVATE 2014 Application Posted

Fellowship applications for Copland House’s CULTIVATE 2014 emerging composers institute are now available.

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October 8, 2013

2013 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Eight composers from five states and Great Britain have been selected for coveted, all-expenses-paid residencies during the 2013-14 season at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark house in New York’s lower Hudson Valley.

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June 3, 2013


Copland House has announced the Fellows for its CULTIVATE 2013 emerging composers’ institute.

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Now at Copland House

Dale Trumbore will be in residence from April thru April 23. Her compositions have been performed widely in the U.S. and internationally by the Kronos Quartet, ACME, and the USC Thornton Symphony. She has received awards from Chanticleer, Center City Opera Theater, Lyrica Chamber Music, the Society for Universal Sacred Music, and the National Federation of Music Clubs, and has been commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association, the Esoterics, and WomenSing, among others. Her dual interest in language and music leads her to collaborate frequently with contemporary poets, and her works for voice have been recorded by the New York Virtuoso Singers (Toward Lasting Peace), Six Degree Singers (Six Degrees of Composers), and soprano Gillian Hollis (Snow White Turns Sixty). Her choral work, The Whole Sea In Motion, is published in G. Schirmer's Dale Warland Choral Series. A New Jersey native and current resident of Los Angeles, she is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

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Next Events

Sunday, April 27 at 3 PM

"In the Quarter of the Negroes": The Musical World of Langston Hughes

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, May 18 at 3 PM

Latin American Sketches

Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, June 22 at 3 PM


Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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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.

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Concert/Sunday, April 27 at 3 PM

In the Quarter of the Negroes
The Musical World of Langston Hughes

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Copland: Through 1942

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Copland: Through 1942

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