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Picture the Music

Where will the music lead 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. In 2020, students explored Waltz from Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite

Curbside Artwork Pickup

Curbside no-contact artwork pickup will be available at Powell Hall on the following dates:

  • Monday, August 10, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 12, 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday, August 15, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructions for curbside pickup:

  • Please wear a mask for the duration of the pickup.
  • Drive up and park along the north-facing Delmar Blvd side of Powell Hall. Please do not park across the street, but adjacent to the physical building.
  • Once you’ve arrived, text 614-323-0272 with "PTM/Picture," your name, school, and the make/color of your car.
  • Someone will bring your student’s artwork out and place it in your trunk or backseat.

*If you included payment with artwork submissions, we will package the artwork and mail it back to the address provided. At this time we are NOT able to accept additional requests for mailed artwork returns. If you are unable to make it to Powell Hall during one of the open pickup windows, we will continue to store your students’ artwork at Powell Hall until such a time that allows for more free-flowing pickups, or for the safer management of large numbers of return packages.

Congratulations to our 2020 Picture the Music Winners!

This season, 66 schools and more than 12,200 students participated in the free art competition. 407 submissions were received, and from this group 100 finalists representing 42 schools were selected. Awards for the top 100 finalists were presented at a ceremony on stage at Powell Hall on March 4.

Maestro Winners
Grades K-3:
 Sofia Jamal | 2nd Grade, Ridge Meadows Elementary School, Alien Rock
Grades 4-6: Madelyn Fries | 4th Grade, Emge Elementary School, Notes

2020 SLSO Picture the Music Maestro Winners Sofia Jamal and Madelyn Fries













Top 100 winners



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

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Phone: 314-286-4189