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.

Congratulations to all 2022 Contest Winners!

Artwork for the 2021-2022 Paint to Music Contest was inspired by three selections of classical symphonic music, including “Forest Murmurs” from the opera Siegfried by Richard Wagner, “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” from the orchestral suite The Planets by Gustav Holst, and “Grand Teton” from The American Scene, Suite No. 5, by William Grant Still.  Special congratulations to overall TOP PRIZE winners featured below!:

“Forest Murmurs” Winners

“Jupiter” Winners

“Grand Teton” Winners

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.

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