Hoff-Barthelson / Copland House Commissions

Composer Workshop

In an ongoing colla­bora­tion with the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in nearby Scarsdale, NY, one commission is offered annually to a Copland House Resident to create a brief, intermediate-level composition for a student chamber ensemble. The composer coaches the student performers as they prepare the work for its premiere at Hoff-Barthelson’s spring New Music Festival. The experience gives these young people a hands-on encounter with the creative process, the opportunity to work directly with a top-flight professional composer, and the excitement of bringing a brand new work to life for the first time. Composers selected have won the Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Award, and many other top honors; these gifted artists (like 2011 Commissionee ERIC MOE, in photo) may also co-direct a work­shop session in the school’s innovative Compose Yourself program that encourages musical creativity in young people.

Previous Winners

  • 2019: Remy LeBoeuf
  • 2018: Lansing McLoskey
  • 2017: Steven Snowden
  • 2016: Gerald Cohen
  • 2015: Raymond Lustig
  • 2014: Gregg Wramage
  • 2013: Pierre Jalbert
  • 2012: Joel Hoffman
  • 2011: Eric Moe
  • 2010: Mikel Kuehn
  • 2009: Mark Kilstofte
  • 2008: Kathryn Alexander
  • 2007: Daniel Brewbaker
  • 2006: Andrew Norman
  • 2005: Richard Festinger
  • 2004: Judith Lang Zaimont
  • 2003: John Anthony Lennon
  • 2002: James Grant
  • 2001: Dan Coleman
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