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

We're so delighted to welcome the esteemed composer Scott Wheeler. to Rock Hill for his first Residency (and hopefully not his last!) Scott's operas have been commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Guggenheim Foundation, and White Snake Projects. His music has been performed by such headliners as singers Renee Fleming and Anthony Roth Costanzo, violinist Gil Shaham, and conductor Kent Nagano. His works can be heard on the New World, Naxos, Bridge, BMOP/Sound, and other labels, and his latest recording is his Sextet (2022), premiered by the Boston Chamber Music Society. Born in Washington DC, he grew up various cities in the American Midwest and East, and then studied at Amherst College, New England Conservatory, Brandeis University, Dartington in the UK, and Tanglewood. His collaborations with poets and playwrights have been a central part of his work for many years, and he is Professor Emeritus at Boston's Emerson College, where he teaches songwriting.

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Sunday, September 8 at 4:00pm


Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, NY

Works by Wolfgang Mozart, Aaron Copland, Viet Cuong, and Gabriel Faure.

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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 ...