Permissions and Rights

Aaron Copland conducting a rehearsal in Saratoga Springs, New York, 1976. Allen J. Wingrad Photographs of Performing Artists, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania.

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music grants permission for certain uses of Aaron Copland's musical and literary works.

To obtain permission to use or arrange Copland’s musical works, please contact Boosey & Hawkes, a Concord Company, which serves as the exclusive agent for his catalog via their web site or by emailing

For permission to use his literary works, manuscripts, or image in an exhibit, presentation, or any type of publication, please submit a permission request form.

Access to materials in the Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress requires a letter of permission from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. If you would like to access materials from the collection for study or research, please submit a research request form.