In the Spring of 2016, 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 Drs. Brad Beckman, Courtney Crappell, and Sara Ernst. We extend our congratulations to Hilary McLaughlin, whose winning essay appears in the November/December print issue. We are pleased to publish two runner-up essays, “Innovation and the first pedagogical method series: A new understanding of the Well-Tempered Clavier, by Rachel Menscher, and “Becoming dispensable: Developing independent learners,” by Jessica Welsh, 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 2017. The entry deadline for the 2017 contest will be June 1st, 2017, and complete rules and regulations can be found here.