Paint to Music Contest

The Paint to Music Contest encourages children to explore the language of music and the role that classical music can play in enhancing creative expression through art.

2018 Paint to Music Contest Information

Winning artwork to be projected at the Young People’s Concerts: Tricentennial San Antonio on Feb. 21, 27 & 28, 2018.
Contest forms and rules available for download:
2017-2018 PTM Guidelines
2017-2018 Music Selection Information
2017-2018 Contest Entry Form
2017-2018 Parental Release Form (English)
2017-2018 Parental Release Form (Spanish)
2017-2018 Template for Artwork Labels (PDF)
2017-2018 Template for Artwork Labels (Word)

2017-2018 YPC 3 Teacher’s Guide coming soon
Deadline for contest entry: January 27, 2018 

Congratulations to all 2017 Contest Winners!

Artwork for the 2017 Paint to Music Contest was inspired by movements from Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, No. 41. Over 1,700 pieces of artwork were submitted from 90 schools and groups this year, with nearly 200 winners chosen, among them 56 First Prize Winners.  Winning artwork was featured onscreen at the Amadeus & Papa Haydn Young People’s Concerts on Feb. 28, Mar. 1 & 2, 2017, and 40 First Prize Winners participated in a special Lobby Showcase on Mar. 24, 25 & 26, 2017.  Special congratulations to overall TOP PRIZE winners featured below:

Director’s Pick – Eliana Solano – Christian Monarch Academy

Selection Best – I – Roman J. Lopez – Pleasanton ES

League’s Pick – Kennedie Bailey – Oak Meadow ES

Selection Best – II – Walker Wilson – River City Believers Academy

Belles’ Pick – Natalie Wickham – St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School

Selection Best – III – Abhitha Bieniek – SA Country Day Montessori School

BEST OF SHOW - Landen Strehlow - Providence Hall

History of the Contest:
The Paint to Music contest was created in 1973 as an enhancement to the San Antonio Symphony’s educational program now called the Young People’s Concert Series and is organized by the San Antonio Symphony League.

The Symphony League invites students Pre-K through grade 6 attending any of the concerts to create a work of art in the classroom setting while listening to thematic selections of music chosen by the Symphony to coordinate with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Requirements.

Thanks!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Dec 13, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017 9:45am

Young People’s Concerts December 13, 19 & 20, 2017, 9:45 am & 11:10 am Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Co-Curricular Theme – ELA...

Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops

Dec 15, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm

December 15 & 16, 2017, 8:00pm December 17, 2017, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Akiko Fujimoto, conductor Children's...

Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops

Dec 16, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm

December 15 & 16, 2017, 8:00pm December 17, 2017, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Akiko Fujimoto, conductor Children's...

 Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops

Dec 17, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

December 15 & 16, 2017, 8:00pm December 17, 2017, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Akiko Fujimoto, conductor Children's...

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Dec 22, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm

One of Tim Burton's most celebrated films, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialog and effects accompanied...

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Dec 23, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

One of Tim Burton's most celebrated films, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialog and effects accompanied...

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Dec 23, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm

One of Tim Burton's most celebrated films, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialog and effects accompanied...

Tricentennial Celebration

Tricentennial Celebration

Jan 5, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

January 5 & 6, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Ana María Martínez,...

Tricentennial Celebration

Tricentennial Celebration

Jan 6, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

January 5 & 6, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Ana María Martínez,...

Beethoven's Eroica

Beethoven's Eroica

Jan 12, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

January 12 & 13, 2018, 8:00pm January 14, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Ellington:...

Beethoven's Eroica

Beethoven's Eroica

Jan 13, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

January 12 & 13, 2018, 8:00pm January 14, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Ellington:...

Beethoven's Eroica

Beethoven's Eroica

Jan 14, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

January 12 & 13, 2018, 8:00pm January 14, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Ellington:...

THE WATER CYCLE

THE WATER CYCLE

Jan 16, 2018 - Jan 18, 2018 9:45am

Young People’s Concerts January 16, 17 & 18, 2018, 9:45 am & 11:10 am Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Co-Curricular Theme – Science Join...

Classical Mystery Tour

Classical Mystery Tour

Jan 19, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

January 19 & 20, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor Jim Owen - Rhythm guitar, piano, vocals Tony...

Classical Mystery Tour

Classical Mystery Tour

Jan 20, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

January 19 & 20, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor Jim Owen - Rhythm guitar, piano, vocals Tony...

Jaws in Concert

Jaws in Concert

Jan 26, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the concert hall… The original summer movie blockbuster, with an Academy Award-winning score that made...

Jaws in Concert

Jaws in Concert

Jan 27, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the concert hall… The original summer movie blockbuster, with an Academy Award-winning score that made...

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Feb 2, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

February 2 & 3, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Akiko Fujimoto, conductor Bonnie Terry, violin Vaughan...

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Feb 3, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

February 2 & 3, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Akiko Fujimoto, conductor Bonnie Terry, violin Vaughan...

TRICENTENNIAL SAN ANTONIO

TRICENTENNIAL SAN ANTONIO

Feb 21, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018 9:45am

Young People’s Concerts Feb. 21, 27 & 28, 2018,  9:45 am & 11:10 am Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Three hundred years and counting...

Bernstein & Brahms

Bernstein & Brahms

Feb 23, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

February 23 & 24, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Philip Edward Fisher,...

Bernstein & Brahms

Bernstein & Brahms

Feb 24, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

February 23 & 24, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Philip Edward Fisher,...

La La Land in Concert

La La Land in Concert

Mar 2, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra! Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday...

La La Land in Concert

La La Land in Concert

Mar 3, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra! Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday...

Dvořák's 8th

Dvořák's 8th

Mar 9, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

March 9 & 10, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Kenneth Freudigman,...

Dvořák's 8th

Dvořák's 8th

Mar 10, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

March 9 & 10, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor Kenneth Freudigman, cello  Bernstein,...

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Mar 16, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

March 16 & 17, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor Harolyn Blackwell, vocalist Aisha de...

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Mar 17, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

March 16 & 17, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor Harolyn Blackwell, vocalist Aisha de...

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Mar 23, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

March 23 & 24, 2018, 8:00pm March 25, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin...

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Mar 24, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

March 23 & 24, 2018, 8:00pm March 25, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin...

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Mar 25, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

March 23 & 24, 2018, 8:00pm March 25, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin...

Rachmaninoff's 3rd Symphony

Rachmaninoff's 3rd Symphony

Apr 6, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

April 6 & 7, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Jeffrey Kahane, conductor Eric Gratz, violin Barber:...

Rachmaninoff's 3rd Symphony

Rachmaninoff's 3rd Symphony

Apr 7, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

April 6 & 7, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Jeffrey Kahane, conductor Eric Gratz, violin Barber:...

Moser Performs Elgar

Moser Performs Elgar

Apr 13, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

April 13 & 14, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Johannes Moser, cello  Wagner:...

Moser Performs Elgar

Moser Performs Elgar

Apr 14, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

April 13 & 14, 2018, 8:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Johannes Moser, cello  Wagner:...

Fiesta Pops

Fiesta Pops

Apr 20, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

April 20 & 21, 2018, 8:00pm April 22, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor Sebastien de la...

Fiesta Pops

Fiesta Pops

Apr 21, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

April 20 & 21, 2018, 8:00pm April 22, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor Sebastien de la...

Fiesta Pops

Fiesta Pops

Apr 22, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

April 20 & 21, 2018, 8:00pm April 22, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor Sebastien de la...

Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

May 11, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Watch the adventures of Captain Jack and his motley crew unfold in this thrilling adventure on the big screen while a live symphony orchestra simultaneously...

Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

May 12, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Watch the adventures of Captain Jack and his motley crew unfold in this thrilling adventure on the big screen while a live symphony orchestra simultaneously...

LINK UP: THE ORCHESTRA SINGS

LINK UP: THE ORCHESTRA SINGS

May 23, 2018 - May 25, 2018 9:45am

Young People’s Concerts May 23, 24 & 25, 2018, 9:45 am & 11:10 am Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Presented in partnership with the...

Patriotic Pops

Patriotic Pops

May 25, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

May 25 & 26, 2018, 8:00pm May 27, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Michael Krajewski, conductor Join...

Patriotic Pops

Patriotic Pops

May 26, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

May 25 & 26, 2018, 8:00pm May 27, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Michael Krajewski, conductor Join...

Patriotic Pops

Patriotic Pops

May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

May 25 & 26, 2018, 8:00pm May 27, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Michael Krajewski, conductor Join...

Tchaikovsky, Mozart and More!

Tchaikovsky, Mozart and More!

Jun 1, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

June 1 & 2, 2018, 8:00pm June 3, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Olga...

Tchaikovsky, Mozart and More!

Tchaikovsky, Mozart and More!

Jun 2, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

June 1 & 2, 2018, 8:00pm June 3, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Olga...

Tchaikovsky, Mozart and More!

Tchaikovsky, Mozart and More!

Jun 3, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

June 1 & 2, 2018, 8:00pm June 3, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Olga...

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

Jun 8, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

June 8 & 9, 2018, 8:00pm June 10, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor William Michals, vocalist  A...

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

Jun 9, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

June 8 & 9, 2018, 8:00pm June 10, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor William Michals, vocalist  A...

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

Jun 10, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

June 8 & 9, 2018, 8:00pm June 10, 2018, 2:00pm H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts TBD, conductor William Michals, vocalist  A...