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Aaron Copland
Fanfare for the Common Man


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Copland: Appalachian Spring

About Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland was a 20th century American composer from Brooklyn, New York. Copland is known for writing very American music, but he actually studied in France. His teacher, Nadia Boulanger, helped Copland find his way to an American sound in classical music.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Where was Aaron Copland born?

Los Angeles



New York City


2.What instrument did Copland learn to play as child?






3. Who helped Copland find his American sound?

Leonard Bernstein

Nadia Boulanger

Charles Ives

George Gershwin

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