• the Debussy Centennial Issue

    the Debussy Centennial Issue

    July/August 2018

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  • RCM Theory Apps

    RCM Theory Apps

    Practice drills that help your students master theory — in between classes!


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  • Touching Debussy, Teaching Alchemy

    Touching Debussy, Teaching Alchemy

    Catherine Kautsky

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Webinar: The Power of Language in Nurturing Confident Musicians

Webinar: The Power of Language in Nurturing Confident Musicians

Dr. Vanessa Cornett

If you missed our most recent webinar with Dr. Vanessa Cornett, click here to access the archives. Sonata and Concerto subscribers can access our previous webinars here too.

This webinar explores strategies for choosing deliberate teaching language to develop objective, resilient musicians of all ages. With thoughtful intent, teachers can use verbal communication to help students work through challenges and failures, manage performance anxiety and self-doubt, develop candid and compassionate self-assessment skills, and – perhaps most importantly – become aware of the power of their own self-talk in determining the quality of their internal and external experiences.

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Collegiate Writing Competition

Collegiate Writing Competition

This year will be the eighth year for the Collegiate Writing Contest at Clavier Companion. We invite college students from around the world to submit 1,500-word essays on a pedagogical topic of their choice. The entry deadline for the 2018 contest is 11:59 pm Central Time on August 1, 2018. No late entries will be accepted.

This contest is open to any college student enrolled at the time of the contest deadline in an accredited program of music study. Undergraduate and graduate students from any country in the world are eligible. Clavier Companion reserves the right to verify any entrant’s enrollment status.

There is no entry fee for the contest, and no purchase is necessary. There is a limit of one entry per contestant. Click here for complete rules and submission information

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The Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund

The Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund

The Frances Clark Center is thrilled to announce the generous and transformative gift received from renowned teacher Elvina Truman Pearce. This unprecedented legacy gift has been donated by Mrs. Pearce to advance the mission of the Center through meaningful and high-quality teacher education. Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer Snow expressed, "We are overwhelmed and deeply grateful to Elvina for her extraordinary gift. This exceptional contribution establishes the Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund that is dedicated to the highest quality teacher education resources, programs, and courses through the Frances Clark Center. Through her generosity, Elvina continues to support the future development of the profession."

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