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

Peter Gilbert is in residence for most of December. He writes: “My music usually aspires to create a sonic architecture that helps us lose our sense of time completely and allows us to partake in a kind of more direct aural experience. Counterpoint whether medieval or romantic and so such melodic/harmonic/rhythmic entities may also float through the sound environment or perhaps the sound environment is lingering in clouds behind contrapuntal floes. Either way, I love feeling of being enveloped in a musical experience—disappearing into sound. As a composer, I search for musical moments and that can conjure up secret passageways to transcendence. And this magic is all the more special as a cooperative effort with performers, collaborators and listeners. I’ve been blessed to share music with my wonderful students at Harvard University, Wellesley College, Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and now at the University of New Mexico where I’ve taught composition since 2010.”
Gilbert’s music can be heard on New Focus Recordings, Innova, GM Recordings, Sono Lumos, and Centaur labels.

Next Events

Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 PM

Chamber Music Society of Louisville

Works by 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner KEVIN PUTS & OLIVIER MESSIAEN

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

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Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 PM

Saints and Sinners

Music inspired by the virtuous and the profane, featuring WILLIAM ALBRIGHT’s The Seven Deadly Sins.

Copland House at Merestead

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Sunday, March 4 at 3 PM

Saints and Sinners

Music inspired by the virtuous and the profane, featuring WILLIAM ALBRIGHT’s The Seven Deadly Sins.

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 ...