Paint to Music Contest

The San Antonio Symphony League

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2015 Paint to Music Contest

[Contest information coming soon]

Congratulations to all 2014 contest winners!

Prize-winning artwork was featured at:
THE WATER CYCLE Young People’s Concerts – February 26, 27 & March 4, 2014

Special congratulations to 2014 BEST OF SHOW winner, fifth grade student Antonette Penn of Elrod Elementary for her artwork inspired by Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Snowflakes” from The Nutcracker:

BEST OF SHOW – Antonette Penn – Elrod ES

BEST OF SHOW – Antonette Penn – Elrod ES

Congratulations as well to BEST OF SELECTION winners Gracie Basaldua of Fernandez Elementary, Alex Guzman of Lieck Elementary, and Ella Santana of Elrod Elementary, also to DIRECTOR’S CHOICE winner Katie Chastain of The Heritage School:

2014 Paint to Music Contest: THE WATER CYCLE

The Water Cycle
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.

Contest forms and rules now available! for download:
2014 PTM Guidelines
2014 Contest Entry Form
2014 Parental Release Form
2014 Artwork Labels – printable on Avery 8395 White Adhesive Name Badges
2014 YPC 3 Teacher’s Guide

click here to order a CD of the Paint to Music selections

This year’s music selections are:
“Nuages” (“Clouds”) from Nocturnes by Debussy
“Waltz of the Snowflakes” from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
“Forest Murmurs” from Siegfried by Wagner

The interdisciplinary theme for the 2014 Contest is Science and The Water Cycle.

For more information about the contest, contact Paint to Music Co-Chairwomen:
• Joan Whiteley at 210-445-5447 or
• Penny Wiederhold at 210-271-7555 or

Selections from the winning entries will be projected above the orchestra at the Young People’s Concerts:
The Water Cycle & Paint to Music – February 26, 27 & March 4, 2014
The DROP-OFF DAY for artwork will be Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Steinway Piano Gallery. No late entries will be accepted. Please, no exceptions.

After judging has taken place, winners’ medals, prizes and artwork can be picked up on PICK-UP DAY, Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Steinway Piano Gallery.

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.