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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 Manuel de Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance. For more information download the 2018/2019 Picture the Music Teacher's Guide. Please note the new postmark deadline to mail your entry is Saturday, January 18, 2019.

2019 Picture the Music Traveling Display

Plaza Frontenac: February 26 - March 11
St. Peters Cultural Center: March 11 - 25
The Magic House: March 25 - April 8
Schlafly Library: April 8 - 15

Congratulations to our 2018 Picture the Music Winners!

Last season, 67 schools and more than 12,000 students participated in the free competition. 432 submissions were reviewed, and from this group 100 finalists representing 36 schools were selected. Finalists were honored at a special awards ceremony at Powell Hall and their works were featured in a traveling exhibition. 

Grades K-3: Jack Rolfes | Kindergarten, Dardenne Elementary School
The Fastest Runner
Grades 4-6: Danny Kline | Grade Six, St. Ambrose Catholic School – Godfrey
Expressive Rings

PTM Maestro WinnersFront Row: Jack Rolfes and Danny Kline; Back Row: Ron Klemm, Retired Manager of; Jeff Kaplan, Symphony Volunteer Association President; Bev Cox, Picture the Music Chair


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Picture the Music - Student Work

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

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Phone: 314-286-4189