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 ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION

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

Ushering in the summer here at Copland House is California-born composer and multimedia artist Scott Ordway. Scott is widely recognized for his boundary-defying mixed-media projects, creating critically-acclaimed works that blend and explore the relationships among music, sound, words, visual elements, and the natural world. His work has been performed, recorded, and exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia through collaborations with the Hong Kong, Buffalo, and Colorado Springs Philharmonics; Tucson Symphony; the Hong Kong Arts, Beijing Modern, Bang on a Can, Cabrillo, and Aspen Music Festivals; Tanglewood’s New Fromm Players; Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler; Sweden’s Norrbotten NEO; Yale Institute of Sacred Music; Roomful of Teeth, Lorelei and SOLI Ensembles; and the Jasper, Momenta, Daedalus, and Arneis String Quartets. His music is also recorded on the Acis, Naxos, Bright Shiny Things, and TRPTK labels. In 2023, Germany’s Kunstverein Familie Montez presented his first European solo photography exhibition, “Images from the End of Rain.” He is Associate Professor of Music Composition at Rutgers University, where he was recently honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research for his work at the intersection of music, visual arts, and environmental studies.

Next Events

Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 PM

CULTIVATE 2024

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



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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 ...