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.

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March 4, 2024


Copland House purchases a 24-acre school campus on the New York-Connecticut border, heralding a transformational programmatic and institutional expansion.

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February 10, 2024

New CULTIVATE Fellows Named

Out of nearly 150 applicants from 30 states and 3 countries, 6 composers from 6 states are selected.
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October 14, 2023

2023 Residents Announced

10 Composer, 9 States, 215 applicants … learn about our 2023 Residents.

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February 18, 2023

2023 CULTIVATE Fellows Named

6 composers from 5 states chosen from over 130 applicants.

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Now at Copland House

Bringing us into spring here at Copland House is composer David Crumb. David’s intensely coloristic music has been performed throughout the U.S. and abroad. Among his numerous awards are a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and grants from the Fromm and Barlow Foundations. He has had commissions from the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Chicago Civic Orchestra/ASCAP Foundation, and Bowdoin International New Music Festival, among many others. He has held residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and returns this Year for his second Copland House stay. His music has been released on the Bridge, Albany, CRI/New World, Innova, and Equilibrium labels. He has been on the University of Oregon School of Music faculty since 1997.

Next Events

Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 PM

FIESTA MUSICAL por Cinco de Mayo

Dating back over 150 years, Cinco de Mayo celebrates friendship and neighbors helping neighbors -- specifically the United States and Mexico. This free, hour-long program for families (kids over 8 years old) and the community brings together dazzling music by U.S. and Mexican composers in a joyous and fun-filled party in sound!

Ossie Davis Theatre, New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY

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Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 PM


Six World Premieres by our 2024 Emerging Composer Fellows which Copland House has commissioned especially for this program. Featuring new works by JaRon Brown, Claire Hu, Kevin Kay, Celka Ojakangas, Sofia Rocha, and Connor Elias Way.

Elebash Hall, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY

Free tickets and More information coming soon!

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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

NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert

All-Copland instrumental program, direct from his beloved studio, with MCH artists performing selections from the Duo for Flute and Piano, Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Three Moods for Piano.

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Copland: Through 1942

This American classic includes Copland's first-person recollections, Vivian Perlis' vivid commentary, and ...