In the Spring of 2014, Clavier Companion sponsored its seventh annual Collegiate Writing Contest, inviting college students from around the world to submit 1,500 word essays on a pedagogical topic of their choice. The esteemed panel of judges was comprised of Linda Christensen, Andrea McAlister, and Lesley Sisterhen McAllister. We extend our congratulations to Wen Ling Chua, whose winning essay appears in the November/December 2014 issue. We are pleased to publish two runner up essays, “Stopping Injury Before it Begins,” by Sarah Rushing, and “A Brazilian Mountain Sketched in Music,” by Christopher Madden, here on our website. We extend our congratulations to all of the entrants in a very strong field.
Collegiate students are the teachers of tomorrow and the future leaders of our profession. Clavier Companion is proud to provide them with an outlet for their ideas, and we will again sponsor this contest in 2016. The entry deadline for the 2016 contest will be June 1st, 2016, and complete rules and regulations can be found here.