2014 Composition Contest: Space

Composition Contest Winners

We received over 300 compositions for the contest this year. So many different original ideas. As always, it was difficult to pick just a few winners, but the verdict is in, and the awards go to....

10 and under

1st Place:
Ethan Kugler, age 9, New Mexico, teacher Sharon Bishop

2nd place:
Gabriella Delgado, age 8, Indiana, teacher Olga Lukantsov

3rd Place:
Trey Plaza, age 10, Minnesota, teacher Jeremy Hanson

Honorable Mention:
Nicole Kouwabunpat, age 10, California, teacher Ana Contreras

Jessa Kinney, age 10, Maryland, teacher David Eide-Altman

Linnea Johnsen, age 9, California, teacher Carol Hills

11 and over

1st Place:
Malan Moody, age 14, Georgia, teacher Kristi Helfen

2nd Place:
Sophia Hamilton, age 11, Ohio, teacher Grace Huang

3rd Place:
Jacob Richter, age 11, California, teacher Eric Weg

Honorable Mention:
Grace Chang, age 15, Missouri, teacher Christine Erickson

Jared Peterson, age 13, Wisconsin, teachers Anna Asch and Eileen Schmiege

Jacklyn McAninch, age 13, Michigan, teacher Joanne Miller

Special Honorable Mention for two younger students:

Bella Marie Lippert, age 5, New York, teacher Marilyn Kielbasa

Elizabeth Siyu Chen, age 6, Ohio, teacher Mary Ann Griebling

Congratulations to everyone who participated! First, second, and third place pieces will be published in upcoming issues of Piano Explorer. Honorable Mention pieces will be available on the website.







We'd love to hear from you!
Do you have any ideas or thoughts about any other practice tip we have published this year? Let us know how they worked for you. Were you able to solve a problem spot or learn a tricky passage?

Perhaps you have your own practice tips that you'd like to share with other readers. Write to us and we'll include the best ones in the magazine or on the website.

We also accept original artwork, music, poems, jokes and stories. Submissions that don't appear in the magazine might make it into the Kids Corner.

email: [email protected] or send a letter to Piano Explorer, 200 Northfield Road, Northfield, Illinois 60093

Subscription Rates

Group Rate (5 or more copies):

$6 per person/year (10 issues/ year)

Regular Rate:

$12 per person (1 year)

For delivery outside the U.S. (due to increased delivery costs)
Canada: regular rate-$26, group rate-$12 per person
Other Foreign rates: regular-$34, groups-$17 per person
All subscriptions sent outside the U.S. must be paid by credit card.

To Order Piano Explorer

Online store for renewals/new subscriptions
Pay an Invoice

or contact us by email:
Subscriptions/address changes
Editorial questions/comments

200 Northfield Road, Northfield, Illinois 60093
Toll free (888)446-6888, Fax (847)446-6263

Copyright 2013  Piano Explorer Co., All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.