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
NEW THIS YEAR: The Steinway Piano Gallery where we conduct the artwork drop-off is moving, address forthcoming. Please stay tuned for additional communication from Symphony staff regarding the drop-off location.
Winning artwork to be projected at the Young People’s Concerts: Tricentennial San Antonio on Feb. 21, 27, 28 & Mar. 6, 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
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.