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for subscribers of the student magazine, Clavier’s Piano Explorer. It includes additional information for students, including links to music mentioned in the issue and quizzes, as well as suggestions for teachers.


2020 Student Composition Contest

The theme is The Polar Regions: The Arctic and Antarctica

Deadline: March 6, 2020

Write a composition that relates to either the Arctic region or Antarctica. You could describe a particular animal, weather, the environment (land or sea) or anything else that inspires you about these areas. You must write a few sentences to describe your music.
Entries will be divided into two divisions: ages 10 and under and 11 and up. Results will be announced in the May/June issue. You must subscribe to Piano Explorer to enter the contest. Check the rules below carefully. Good luck!

Contest Rules

1. You or your teacher must subscribe to Piano Explorer. (If your teacher subscribes, he or she must have as many subscriptions as students who have entered.) Students must be 18 years or younger.

2. Only solo piano music will be considered for prizes.

3. Write your name, age, address, phone number, and teacher’s name on the back of the music.

4. All compositions must be written by students. Parents and teachers may help write down the notes.

5. Do not quote other pieces of music in your composition. You must also include the signed statement found in the magazine or here to participate.

6. Keep a copy for yourself. We cannot return music.

7. All submissions must be postmarked or faxed by the deadline, March 6, 2020. We are not responsible for pieces that are delayed in the mail.

8. Last year’s first-prize winners may not enter this year.

9. Drawings are encouraged, but not required.

10. Fax or mail entries only. Please no emails!

11. Make sure to compose music specifically to the topic. Don’t just add a title to a composition you already have.

12. You must include a description (at least a few sentences long) that explains how the music represents the contest theme. This is NOT optional.


You can add additional students to your subscription at any time. You can receive back copies of missed issues or ask for a prorated subscription for the remainder of the year.

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Renewals and New Subscriptions

Don’t miss an issue. You can order Piano Explorer for your students or renew a subscription by contacting us by phone, email, or through our online store. You may always add additional students at any time throughout the year and only pay for the issues they receive.

Click here or call 888-446-6888 or email us at [email protected] to order.
Most teachers pass on the low cost of Piano Explorer as a material’s fee. At only $6 per student (group subscriptions) for a full year of great magazines, this is less than the cost of a meal at a fast food restaurant. As always we work to keep our costs and thus the price of the magazine as low as possible.

100 Day Practice Challenge

Do you think you can practice every day for 100 days – with no missed days at all? Try the 100-day practice challenge and see your name in Piano Explorer!

Students who have practiced for 100 days or more! 

(Full instructions, Downloadable practice chart, and Certificates of Completion for teachers to print are here as well.)

Note: we will send an email confirmation when we compile the list each month – this is usually in the last few days of the month.


Composer Schedule
for 2019-2020


Like last year, other composers and musicians will be featured throughout the year in addition to these primary ones. More information to come on these plans in the fall.