Frequently asked questions


Do I need a membership to access the site?

There are a few free articles available, but the large majority of the site requires a membership to access. A free membership (Prelude) will allow you to read forum discussions and post questions in the forums. See questions below for membership levels and pricing.

What are the membership costs?

Sonata-level membership is $2/month (payable as $24 for a year).

Concerto-level membership is $3/month (payable as $36 for a year).

Please note that non-U.S. members will need to pay additional postage costs for delivery of the print magazine.

What is the difference between membership levels?

Sonata-level membership provides full access to everything on the site, including all of the archives. It is a digital-only membership.

Concerto-level membership includes a subscription to the print edition of Clavier Companion. Published six times a year, the print edition has long been the standard for excellence in piano journals. At only $1 more each month, this represents an exceptional value for our members.

How can I find a specific article?

The site is built to provide you with a variety of easy ways to access the articles:

  1. You can search in the upper right for any words or names from the article.
  2. You can browse by content area by using the drop down choices under Articles. In these pages you can go straight to a specific issue of our many publications.
  3. You can read the current issue of Clavier Companion by selecting Current Issue under articles.
  4. You can also browse by clicking on “Categories” above an article.
  5. At the end of each article, you will see a few tags (indicated with #). Clicking on one of these will pull up other articles that share the same tag. You can also search by tag above an article (click on “tags”)

Are the forums moderated?

Yes! While we encourage all points of view, we expect the forums to be a place for the respectful exchange of substantial ideas. Personal attacks, promotion of products or methods, and inappropriate remarks or topics will be removed.

Who can post on the forums?

Anyone with a Prelude (free) membership can post on the forums. We do not allow anonymous posting.

Why aren’t all the articles loaded?

There are over two-thousand articles in our archives, and properly uploading a single article can take up to an hour. We have a relatively small (but dedicated) staff, and we are adding articles to the site every week. Over time, the complete archives will be finished. At launch, there are over eight-hundred articles on the site, spanning three decades of publication.

I’m a current print subscriber. Do I need to buy a membership?

No! Membership and full access to the site is included with every subscription to Clavier Companion. If we have your e-mail on file, click here to set up your password. If your e-mail is not on file, see the answer to the next question.

I’m a current subscriber, but it doesn’t recognize my e-mail. What should I do?

Please click here and complete the form. We’ll upload your e-mail into the system and activate your membership.

How can I submit an article for publication?

Please click here for guidelines on submitting an article.

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