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

Erin Rogers is in residence through early March. She is a composer, saxophonist and performance artist based in New York City. Her works explore the intersection of chamber music and theatre, using improvisation and performance practice to inform composition, often applying descriptive and prescriptive notation to dictate expression, gesture, and timing, while using text as a communicative and sonic device. Her works have been presented at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s NYPL Series, the Knockdown Center, Roulette, and the Ecstatic Festival by ensembles such as mise-en, Loadbang, Versipel New Music, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Nief-Norf, Lost Dog, and Madrid’s Tribuna-Sax Ensemble. Her work has crossed genres from theatre-to-installation-to-silence, through collaborations with Orange Theatre, Panoply Performance Laboratory, thingNY, Harvestworks, and Music for Contemplation. Her solo performance piece, inspired by pioneering punk-feminist icon Lydia Lunch, was featured on the 2017 Prototype Festival’s “Out-of-Bounds” with solo performances at HERE Arts Center, the original Max’s Kansas City, and Trump Hotel SoHo in a statement of political protest. Erin's music has been featured on the French Quarter, Continuum, Edmonton Fringe, Guitars International, and mise-en Festivals. She has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble and wild Up, and is co-artistic director of New York-based ensembles: thingNY, Hypercube, Popebama, and the New Thread Quartet.

Next Events

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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March 9-13

Pro Musica San Miguel

Music by SAMUEL BARBER, DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH, and others.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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Friday, March 23 at 7:30 PM

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

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

University of Vermont

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Featured Event

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 ...