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.

Announcing the 2017 Paint to Music Contest

Winning artwork to be projected at the Young People’s Concerts: Amadeus & Papa Haydn, Feb. 28, Mar. 1 & 2, 2017.
Contest forms and rules available for download:
1617 PTM Guidelines
2017 Contest Entry Form 
2017 Parental Release Form (English)
2017 Parental Release Form (Spanish)
2017 Template for Artwork Labels (PDF)
2017 Template for Artwork Labels (Word)
2016-2017 YPC 3 Teacher’s Guide
Deadline for contest entry: February 4, 2017 

Congratulations to all 2016 Contest Winners!

Artwork was inspired by one of three music selections from the Carnival of the Animals suite by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921). Prize-winning artwork was featured at the Carnival of the Animals Young People’s Concerts on March 8, 9 & 10, 2016.  Special congratulations to Top Prize winners featured below:

BEST OF SHOW – Cameron Hood – River City Believers Academy

Selection Best: Aquarium – Sari Rivera – Kay Franklin ES

Selection Best: Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods – Renee Acevedo – Howsman ES

Selection Best: The Swan – Elliott Giang – Holy Spirit Catholic School

Director’s Pick – Tatum Davis – Thornton ES

Belles’ Pick – Joshua Patteson – Patteson Homeschool

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.