Picture the Music 2019

See some of the Picture the Music winners in this episode of Monday Museum. Watch them all here.

Each year the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association is flooded with submissions to their Picture the Music contest. Young artists grades K - 6 have the opportunity to listen to the selected piece
, this year Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and create a piece of art that tells the story they hear. From these thousands of pieces, the Top 100 are selected and the artists are recognized at Powell Hall downtown. This year, as in so many, Fort Zumwalt’s young artists stood out. Of the Top 100, 14 are Fort Zumwalt students! Special shout out to Delaney Kedney, 1st grader at Ostmann Elementary, who won the Symphony Award, the second-highest recognition in each category. Artists listed below were recognized among the Top 100 entrants, from more than 11,000 submissions to the Picture the Music contest. Special recognition listed in parentheses. Congratulations to all! View each of the Top 100 in the online gallery at slso.org/picture


Dallas Delacruz, 3rd grade


Sofia Hastings, 2nd grade Special Recognition

Corinne Peeples, 1st grade

Callie Bowlin, 3rd grade (Blue Ribbon) 

Sophia Lucas, Kindergarten (Blue Ribbon) 


Bryson Shirley, 5th grade

David Simon, 5th grade

Sunny Fairall, 4th grade (Blue Ribbon)

Olivia RadamacherBrowning, 4th grade (Blue Ribbon) 


Riley Armstrong, Kindergarten

Joey DelVecchio, 5th grade (Blue Ribbon)

Delaney Kedney, 1st grade (St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Award)

Progress South

Aanya Iyer, 2nd grade

Ainesh Meda, 1st grade