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

August 1, 2017


Copland House, the award-winning creative center for American music at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home one hour north of New York City in Westchester County, NY, offers a rewarding opportunity for a galvanizing, imaginative fundraising leader.

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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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GALA 2017!
Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

A dazzling, affectionate visit at Lincoln Center with the after-hours maestro, benefiting Copland House …


Now at Copland House

Philippine-born Nilo Alcala has been commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Korean Ministry of Culture, Asia-Europe Foundation, and National Music Competition for Young Artists. His works have been performed in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America by the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra, Philippine Madrigal Singers (UNESCO Artist for Peace), of which he was Composer-in-Residence, and many other ensembles. Among his many honors are the Polyphonos Young Composer Award from The Esoterics (Seattle, WA), Asian Composers League Young Composer Award (Israel), and Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honor) from the Office of the Philippine President. An Asian Cultural Council grantee, he is also a recipient of a Billy Joel Fellowship at Syracuse University, where he earned his Master's degree in Composition, and is a graduate of the University of the Philippines.

Next Events

Sunday,September 24 at 3 PM


The sounds of migration, featuring the World Premiere of Fragrances by the Sea by 2011 Resident ANGEL LAM (Copland House co-commission with Maine's SaltBay Chamberfest), plus music by YEHUDI WYNER, REENA ESMAIL, SAAD HADDAD, JOHN MACKEY, and AARON COPLAND.

Copland House at Merestead

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Sunday, October 29 at 3 PM

Life Cycles

Major works inspired by inner and outer journeys by 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner KEVIN PUTS (Living Frescoes) and four-time Copland House Resident MARK KILSTOFTE (The White Album, in its New York Premiere).

Copland House at Merestead

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Sunday, November 19 at 3 PM

Heaven, Hell, and Hollywood

The music of exile, by 1957 Pulitzer Prize winner ERNST TOCH, ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD, and INGOLF DAHL.

Copland House at Merestead

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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.

Featured Event

Sunday,September 24 at 3:00 PM


Copland House at Merestead
Mt. Kisco, NY

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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 ...