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

May 13, 2015

CULTIVATE 2015 FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

Copland House has announced the Fellows for this year’s CULTIVATE emerging composers’ institute.

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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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Featured Media

NEW RELEASE! Click HERE for a sample and order HERE.

Click HERE for a short video on CULTIVATE 2014.

Click HERE for a short video on our in-school workshops.

Now at Copland House

Composer Matt Barnson

MATTHEW BARNSON composes for orchestras, choirs, string quartets, voices, chamber ensembles, dancers, and computers. Recently, his music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kennedy Center, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Royal Academy of Music, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, ISCM World Music Days, MATA, Wigmore Hall, Aspen, the San Francisco War Memorial, and other venues through- out the United States and Europe. His work has been recognized with awards and commissions from the Barlow Endowment, Aaron Copland House, NewMusicUSA, Jerome Foundation, Yale University, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among others and in addition to residencies at a number of artist colonies in the United States and abroad. He studied at Eastman, the University of Pennsylvania, IRCAM, and Yale with Christopher Rouse, Joseph Schwantner, Steven Stucky, Augusta Read Thomas, Martin Bresnick, Ezra Laderman, Ingram Marshall, and David Lang. Studies with Wolfgang Rihm at Acanthes were brief but important and influential. Mr. Barnson teaches composition and has taught at Yale College, New York’s Third Street Music Trinity, College Dublin and, currently, SUNY Stony Brook.

Next Events

Sunday, September 20 at 5 PM

MAKING MUSICAL WAVES

A CULINARY AND MUSICAL GALA

Oceana, 120 West 49th Street
New York, NY

Tickets and Information HERE

Saturday, September 26 at 8 PM

OPENING NIGHT
25+... CELEBRATING LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Music from Copland House

Mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway, baritone Christopher Burchette, and pianists Michael Barrett, John Musto, and Michael Boriskin in Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story", Conchtown, and Arias and Barcarolles

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

Sunday, October 25 at 3 PM

MEMORIES AND VISIONS

Music from Copland House

The Borromeo Quartet performs the String Quartet No. 4 by Gunther Schuller, and String Quartet No. 3 (música fúnebre y nocturna) by Copland House Resident Jorge Villacencio Grossmann

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

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.

Featured Event

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 5 PM

Annual Gala
Making Musical Waves

Oceana, 120 West 49th Street
New York, NY

Tickets and Information HERE

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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 ...