• The Man Behind The Music

    Aaron Copland

    "To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."
    – Aaron Copland
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Aaron Copland

The Man Behind the Music

Many know of Aaron Copland the composer, writer, educator, and conductor, but far fewer have had the chance to know the man himself. Vivian Perlis, founding director of the Oral History Project in American Music & co-author of Copland’s autobiographies, not only takes us through the life of this great American composer, but also shows us a small window into what it was like to know the man behind the music.

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Events

Upcoming Performances

Aaron Copland's music is still widely performed around the world today. Find upcoming concerts and information in the performance calendar.

Performance Calendar

Latest News

Album Roundup 2020

As this year comes to a close, take a look back at new recordings of Copland’s music released in 2020.

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New Album: Caprices and Laments

Clarinettist Maximiliano Martín’s latest recording project, Caprices and Laments: Clarinet Concertos by Nielsen, Copland & MacMillan, is scheduled for release in January 2021. Pre-order now available.

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New MUSA Edition: Appalachian Spring

MUSA’s latest edition breathes new life into one of Copland’s most famous scores. Printed copies now available.

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The Aaron Copland Fund for Music

Aaron Copland’s legacy as the Dean of American Music lives on through a series of grant programs managed by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Each year, the Fund awards more than $1 million in grants to ensembles, presenters, service organizations, and more for projects and general other entities to support public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music.

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