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Picture the Music

Where will the music lead your students’ imaginations? Picture the Music invites students grades K-6 to discover orchestral music and respond with paintings and drawings that express creative thought and emotion. This season, students will explore Waltz from Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite

Due to inclement weather on Friday, January 17, the following changes have been made:

  • Artwork drop-off has been canceled on Friday, January 17, 2020.
  • At this time, artwork drop-off on Saturday, January 18, 2020 will continue as originally scheduled. Artwork drop off locations and times include:
    • Powell Hall from 1:00pm-4:00pm
    • St. Louis County Library Headquarters from 9:00am-1:00pm
    • St. Peters Cultural Arts Center from 9:00am-1:00pm
  • The official PTM postmark date has been moved to Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Entries postmarked later than Tuesday, January 21 will not be accepted.

How to Participate 

Download the Teacher's Guide. In school, explore the music, create artwork with your students, and then submit the artwork before the deadline.

Congratulations to our 2019 Picture the Music Winners!

This season, 70 schools and more than 12,400 students participated in the free competition. 430 submissions were reviewed, and from this group 100 finalists representing 43 schools were selected. Finalists were honored at a special awards ceremony at Powell Hall on February 25, and their works are featured in a traveling exhibition. 

Maestro Winners
Grades K-3: Claire Delehanty | Grade Three, St. Ambrose Catholic School, Shapes of Fire
Grades 4-6: Savanna Belt | Grade Six, Valley Middle School, The Power of Music

2019 Picture the Music Winners














Front Row: Claire Delehanty, Savanna Belt, and Jeff Kaplan, Symphony Volunteer Association President  Back Row: Ron Klemm, Retired Manager of and Bev Cox, Picture the Music Chair

To see a complete list of the Top 100 winners, click here.

Contact Us

Phone: 314-286-4189

Picture the Music is presented by the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association and sponsored by