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January 20, 2017

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR VACANCY!

Copland House is offering a rewarding opportunity for a galvanizing, imaginative fund-raising leader. The Development Director is an essential part of the organization’s senior management of a growing staff, and plays a central role as we embark on transformational expansion. The only composer’s home in the U.S. championing America’s rich musical legacy through a broad range of public, educational, and electronic-media activities, Copland House’s highly-regarded programs embrace the entire creative process, and resonate far beyond the walls of Copland’s longtime home. Its activities reach diverse constituencies across North America and abroad, including composers and the professional music community, concertgoers, school children, CD buyers and radio listeners, and the general public. With its 20th Anniversary late next year and the start of its third decade, Copland House looks forward to ambitious new plans built upon its impressive record of accomplishments and past successes. The Development Director is a resourceful, dynamic leader eager to help shape the future of American music and inspire others to do the same. S/he will oversee all aspects of CH’s fund-raising efforts.

Read the full job description HERE.

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

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November 18, 2016

2016 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Nine gifted American composers from nine states have been chosen for the 2016 Copland House Residency Awards, all-expenses-paid stays at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. This year’s winners are Nilo Alcala, 38 (North Hollywood, CA); Daniel Gilliam, 37 (Louisville, KY); Christopher Hopkins, 59 (Ames, IA); Howard Kenty 36 (Brooklyn, NY); Mark Kilstofte, 57 (Greenville, SC); Texu Kim, 35 (Hillsboro, OR); Peter Van Zandt Lane, 31 (Athens, GA); Eric Nathan, 32 (Providence, RI); and Juri Seo, 34 (Lawrenceville, NJ).

For the full press release, click HERE.

May 24, 2016

CULTIVATE 2016 FELLOWS Announced

Copland House announces the six Fellows chosen to participate this June in CULTIVATE, its acclaimed, annual emerging composers institute. The composers selected are Jenny Beck (29, Philadelphia, PA), Ryan Chase (28, Cohoes, NY), Carolyn Chen (32, Pasadena, CA), Patrick Harlin (31, Ann Arbor, MI), and Michael Small (27, Washington, DC), as well as Daniel Schlosberg (28, Brooklyn, NY), who was selected as part of Copland House’s collaboration with the Nashville Symphony’s new ComposerLab. The six Fellows were chosen out of nearly of 93 applicants from 26 states and 3 countries by an eminent jury of acclaimed composers – CULTIVATE Director Derek Bermel, Donnacha Dennehy, and Reiko Fueting.
Read the enitre release HERE.

April 15, 2016

2016 Residency Applications Available

Postmark deadline: June 1, 2016

Copland House announces the 2016 Copland House Residency Awards. Typically, seven to nine emerging or mid-career composers (American citizens or permanent residents) are selected to live and work, one at a time, for approximately three to eight weeks at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York’s lower Hudson River Valley, one hour north of New York City. Accommodations, meals, housekeeping, and local transportation are provided by Copland House. Composers writing in any genre and small collaborative teams are welcome to apply. Residencies will be scheduled between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. Copland House Residents also become eligible for the Sylvia Goldstein Award, Hoff-Barthelson School/Copland House commission, and other prospective honors, performances, and professional opportunities. Composers must submit a Copland House Residency Awards application form (downloadable), three representative works and recordings, resume, and brief description of the project(s) planned. For residency guidelines, application form, and further information, click here or contact our office at:

Copland House
P.O. Box 2177
Peekskill, NY 10566
tel: (914) 788-4659
email: office@coplandhouse.org

December 14, 2015

Copland House Announces CULTIVATE 2016

CULTIVATE 2016 is an annual, intensive creative workshop and mentoring program for American composers in the initial stages of their professional careers. Six Fellowships are awarded to American citizens or permanent residents to participate in this week-long emerging composers institute, which takes place June 6-12, 2016 at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home and its satellite venue at the historic Merestead estate, near New York City. Fellows each compose one 5 to 7 minute, small-ensemble composition (any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and/or piano), which serves as the core of their work at the institute. CULTIVATE consists of daily individual and collective rehearsals and work sessions exploring and refining the new pieces with composer-clarinetist and program director Derek Bermel and the Music from Copland House ensemble; informal discussion sessions with prominent music executives and arts leaders about practical, professional, and career matters; and a final public concert and live recording premiering all the Fellows’ new compositions written for CULTIVATE. All expenses (round-trip transportation within the continental U.S., session participation, accommodations, food) are covered.

Thanks to the generosity of special Westchester Community Foundation Fellowships, CULTIVATE encourages applications from gifted young composers born, raised, studying, living, and/or working in Westchester County, NY, who have completed their undergraduate studies and are now beginning to embark on their professional careers. Composers must submit a CULTIVATE application form (downloadable), three representative works and recordings, and 1 to 2 page resume.

For program guidelines and application form click HERE.

September 22, 2015

2015 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Ten gifted American composers from eight states have been chosen for the 2015 Copland House Residency Awards, all-expenses-paid stays at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. The winners are Carlos Carrillo (45, Urbana, IL), Viet Cuong (24, Princeton, NJ), William Dougherty (27, New York, NY), Melody Eotvos (30, Bloomington, IN), Jeremy Gill (40, Jamaica Plain, MA), Charles Halka (32, Houston, TX), Gabriella Smith (23, El Cerrito, CA), Christopher Stark (34, St. Louis, MO), Christopher Trapani (35, Astoria, NY), and Roger Zare (29, Evanston, IL). This brings to nearly 140 the total number of residencies hosted by Copland House since its flagship composers’ program was launched in 1998.

For the full press release, click HERE.

May 13, 2015

CULTIVATE 2015 FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

Copland House has announced the Fellows for its CULTIVATE 2015 emerging composers’ institute. For full press release, click HERE. For a CULTIVATE video click HERE.

November 21, 2014

Copland House Announces CULTIVATE 2015

CULTIVATE 2015 is an annual, intensive creative workshop and mentoring program for American composers in the initial stages of their professional careers. Six Fellowships are awarded to American citizens or permanent residents to participate in this week-long emerging composers institute, which takes place June 1-7, 2015 at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home and its satellite venue at the historic Merestead estate, near New York City. Fellows each compose one 5 to 7 minute, small-ensemble composition (any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and/or piano), which serves as the core of their work at the institute. CULTIVATE consists of daily individual and collective rehearsals and work sessions exploring and refining the new pieces with composer-clarinetist and program director Derek Bermel and the Music from Copland House ensemble; informal discussion sessions with prominent music executives and arts leaders about practical, professional, and career matters; and a final public concert and live recording premiering all the Fellows’ new compositions written for CULTIVATE. All expenses (round-trip transportation within the continental U.S., session participation, accommodations, food) are covered.

Thanks to the generosity of special Westchester Community Foundation Fellowships, CULTIVATE encourages applications from gifted young composers born, raised, studying, living, and/or working in Westchester County, NY, who have completed their undergraduate studies and are now beginning to embark on their professional careers. Composers must submit a CULTIVATE application form (downloadable), three representative works and recordings, and 1 to 2 page resume.

For program guidelines and application form click HERE.

September 8, 2014

2014 GALA: “THE AWAKENED PALATE”

Beloved chef Lidia Bastianich and 2006 CH Resident Daniel Brewbaker team up on Sunday, October 12 at 5pm for “The Awakened Palate,” this year’s culinary and musical gala. Read the press release HERE.

March 4, 2014

Letter from Home

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December 12, 2013

NEA GRANT AWARDED

Copland House is 1 of only 2 lower Hudson Valley arts organizations to receive an NEA grant in the current funding round. The $10,000 grant will support concerts and radio broadcasts of American music performed by Music from Copland House, as well as related educational activities in Westchester schools and on-site at Copland’s home.

Read the full press release HERE

October 11, 2013

CULTIVATE 2014 Application Posted

Copland House announces CULTIVATE 2014, an annual, intensive creative workshop and mentoring program for American composers in the initial stages of their professional careers. Six Fellowships are awarded to American citizens or permanent residents to participate in this weeklong emerging composers institute, which takes place June 16-22, 2014 at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home and its satellite venue at the historic Merestead estate, near New York City. Fellows each compose one 5- to 7-minute, small-ensemble composition (any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and/or piano), which serves as the core of their work at the institute. CULTIVATE consists of daily individual and collective sessions exploring and refining the new works with composer-clarinetist and program director Derek Bermel and the Music from Copland House ensemble; informal discussion sessions with prominent music executives and arts leaders about practical, professional, and career matters; and a final public concert and live recording premiering all the Fellows’ new compositions written for CULTIVATE. All expenses (round-trip transportation within the continental U.S., session participation, accommodations, food) are covered. FOR YOUNG WESTCHESTER COMPOSERS: Thanks to the generosity of a special Westchester Community Foundation Fellowship, CULTIVATE encourages applications from gifted young composers born, raised, studying, living, and/or working in Westchester County, NY, who have completed their undergraduate studies and are now beginning to embark on their professional careers. Composers must submit a CULTIVATE application form (downloadable), three representative works and recordings, and 1- to 2-page resume.

For program guidelines and application form click HERE

October 8, 2013

2013 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Eight gifted American composers from five states and Great Britain have been selected for coveted, all-expenses-paid residencies during the 2013-14 season at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York’s lower Hudson Valley. The winners of the 2013 Copland House Residency Awards are Keith Fitch (47, Cleveland Heights,OH), Saad Haddad (20, Northridge, CA), Aaron Holloway-Nahum (30, London, UK), Tonia Ko (24, Ithaca, NY), Nicholas Omiccioli (31, Kansas City, MO), Kurt Rohde (46, San Francisco, CA), Christopher Theofanidis (45, New Haven, CT), and Dale Trumbore (25, Los Angeles, CA). This year’s eminent jury, which included composers Eric Chasalow (himself a former Copland House Resident), Daren Hagen, and Paul Moravec, reviewed the applications of 99 composers from 26 states and 5 countries. This is the start of the 16th round of coveted composer residencies since Copland House, celebrating its 15th Anniversary this season, welcomed its first composer just before Thanksgiving in 1998.

For the full press release, click HERE

June 3, 2013

CULTIVATE 2013 FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

Copland House has announced the Fellows for its CULTIVATE 2013 emerging composers’ institute. For full press release, click HERE. For CULTIVATE 2013 video click HERE.

December 21, 2012

CULTIVATE 2013 ANNOUNCED

Applications are now being accepted for Copland House’s acclaimed new CULTIVATE program (Derek Bermel, Director), an intensive, all-scholarship creative workshop and mentoring program for emerging composers. Six Fellowships will be awarded to American citizens or permanent residents in the earliest stage of their professional careers, to participate in this weeklong emerging composers’ institute, which takes place June 3-10, 2013 at Copland’s National Historic Landmark home and at the nearby historic Merestead estate. All expenses (round-trip transportation within the continental U.S., session participation, accommodations, food) are covered.

For program guidelines and application form click HERE

October 23, 2012

2012 Copland House Residency Awards Announced

Eight composers from five states have been selected for coveted, all-expenses-paid residencies during the 2012-13 season at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark house in New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin announced that the winners of the 2012 Copland House Residency Awards, are Lembit Beecher, 30, New York, NY; Martin Hennesssy, 59, New York, NY; David Hertzberg, 22, Studio City, CA; Chiayu Hsu, 37, Eau Claire, WI; Amy Beth Kirsten, 40, New Haven, CT; Pierre Jalbert, 44, Houston, TX (who returns for his second stay); Gregory Spears, 35, Brooklyn, NY; and Joelle Wallach, 66, New York, NY. Brian Ciach, 35, Broomall, PA, was named an Alternate. This year’s eminent jury, which included composers Alvin Singleton (a former Copland House Resident), Carman Moore, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec, reviewed the applications of 85 composers from 30 states.

For the full press release, click HERE

June 21, 2012

New CH Website Launches

Copland House’s completely-overhauled website, re-designed by Alexej Steinhardt and RoundHex, offers enhanced capability to purchase CH concert tickets, and other merchandise, more extensive content on CH educational programs and other activities, spotlights on current resident composers, audio and video excerpts from CH programs, and a more dynamic overall viewing environment. Further upgrades and changes will continue to be added throughout the next several months.

June 15, 2012

CH Announces 2012-13 Merestead Season

Copland House’s fourth season of concerts at Mount Kisco’s majestic Merestead estate in Mount Kisco, NY, includes nine performances featuring the Music from Copland House ensemble, beginning on August 5, 2012 and extending through June 2, 2013. Presenting a remarkable showcase of American musical creativity, the wide-ranging programs will take listeners from World War II-era Los Angeles and 1950s Broadway to the present-day Italian cinema and outer space! Among the only ongoing series in the U.S. that exclusively showcases American music past and present, the concerts have been widely acclaimed for their dynamic performances by the Music from Copland House ensemble, appearances by America’s preeminent composers personally introducing their works and leading audience Q&As, and intimate atmosphere where listeners can almost ”touch” the music.

For the full media release, click HERE

June 15, 2012

CH Launches Cultivate, with Bermel as Director

Copland House is launching CULTIVATE, an intensive, annual, all-scholarship creative workshop and mentoring program dedicated to developing the talents of exceptionally gifted American composers in the initial stages of their professional careers. Serving as CULTIVATE Director is Derek Bermel, acclaimed composer and Founding Clarinetist of Music from Copland House. Five composers from around the U.S. have been invited to participate in CULTIVATE’s inaugural session: Nathan Heidelberger, 25 (Westchester Community Foundation Valentine and Clark Fellow); Roger Zare, 27 (ASCAP Foundation Fellow); Michael Djupstrom, 31; Reena Esmail, 29; and Michael Ippolito, 27.

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