St. Louis Symphony’s Volunteer Association Announces Annual Art Awards 

(ST. LOUIS) The St. Louis Symphony’s Volunteer Association is pleased to announce the Maestro winners of its annual Picture the Music Contest. 

Now in its 23rd year, Picture the Music invites students from across the St. Louis area to listen to a specific symphonic music selection and then create their own artistic interpretations through paintings or drawings.  The SVA’s Maestro winners were:

  • Grades K-3:  Morgan Murphy, 3rd grader at Roosevelt Elementary School, Belleville   
  • Grades 4-6: Daniel Evans, 5th grader at St. Ambrose School, St. Louis

Art from the top 100 finalists was recently displayed at Powell Hall and the Picture the Music exhibition will travel to the following locations:

February 28-March 1:  Powell Hall

March 9-10:  Powell Hall

March 11-12:  Plaza Frontenac

March 22-April 2:  St. Louis Public Library Schlafly Branch

April 2-16: St. Peters Cultural Art Center

April 17-25:  The Magic House

Picture the Music 2013 is sponsored by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis.

IMAGE CAPTION #1:  “Guarding the Gate,” an original work of art by Picture the Music Maestro winner Morgan Murphy.  Morgan is a 3rd grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Belleville.

IMAGE CAPTION #2:    An original, untitled work of art by Picture the Music Maestro winner Daniel Evans.  Daniel is a 5th grader at St. Ambrose School in St. Louis.


*Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and is widely considered one of the world’s finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th Music Director and second American-born conductor in the Orchestra’s history. In its 133rd season, the St. Louis Symphony continues to strive for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community connection. In addition to its regular concert performances at Powell Hall, the Symphony is an integral part of the St. Louis community, presenting more than 250 free education and community partnership programs each year. In June 2008, the Symphony launched Building Our Business, which takes a proactive, two-pronged approach: build audiences and re-invigorate the Symphony’s brand making the St. Louis Symphony and Powell Hall the place to be; and build the base for enhanced institutional commitment and donations. This is all part of a larger strategic plan adopted in May 2009 that includes new core ideology and a 10-year strategic vision focusing on artistic and institutional excellence, doubling the existing audience, and revenue growth across all key operating areas.