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

November 21, 2014

Copland House Announces CULTIVATE 2015

Fellowship applications for Copland House’s CULTIVATE 2015 emerging composers institute are now available.

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September 8, 2014

2014 GALA: “THE AWAKENED PALATE”

Beloved chef Lidia Bastianich and 2006 CH Resident Daniel Brewbaker team up for this year’s culinary and musical gala.

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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

NEA GRANT AWARDED

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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Now at Copland House

Composer Steven Snowden

STEVEN SNOWDEN creates music for a diverse array of settings including theater, dance, film, multimedia installations, and the concert stage. He has focused much of his recent work on interdisciplinary collaboration and remains active as a performer in both acoustic and electronic music. He is a co-founder/director of the Fast Forward Austin new music organization and his works have been performed by many outstanding ensembles at numerous festivals and concert series across five continents.

He has recently received awards and fellowships from the The National Endowment for the Arts, Aspen Music Festival, New Music USA, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, the Austin Critics’ Table, Copland House, ISCM World Music Days, IC Hong Kong, The Mizzou International Composers Festival, Future Places Portugal, and the ASCAP Morton Gould Awards among others. He was also the recipient of a 2012-2013 Fulbright Grant to Portugal in music composition/technology where he researched the augmentation of interactive motion tracking systems for use in large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations. In 2013-2014 he was a visiting professor and composer in residence at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and currently works as a freelance composer and concert presenter in Austin, Texas.

Next Events

Saturday, February 28 at 5 PM

THE COPLAND CIRCLE

Music by Copland, Britten, Faure, and Dvorak

St. Paul's Church
Calzada de Cardo 6, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

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Sunday, March 1 at 4 PM

A RUSSIAN VOYAGE

Music by Copland, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky

St. Paul's Church
Calzada de Cardo 6, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

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Sunday, March 15 at 3 PM

SONGS AMERICA LOVES TO SING

Music by John Harbison, Ned Rorem, and Pierre Jalbert

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

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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.

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Sunday, March 15 at 3 PM

SONGS AMERICA LOVES TO SING

Music by John Harbison, Ned Rorem, and Pierre Jalbert

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 ...