The Color of Music art contest is an educational project presented by the Jackson Symphony League and sponsored by Macy’s and Aeneas Internet and Telephone. This year nearly 7,000 students from five West Tennessee counties participated. Twenty schools submitted 293 finalist entries to The League. From these, 4 top, 45 blue ribbon and 19 honorable mention award winners were selected. The March 8th and 9th exhibit at the Carl Perkins Civic Center will feature all the finalist entries representing their schools as well as the award winners.
The student whose work best reflects the spirit of The Color of Music contest, illustrating music as the universal language, is presented The Jackson Symphony Bravo Award. The winner of the 2013 Bravo Awardis Chloe Hatcher, a Kindergarten student of Darlene Tanner at University School of Jackson. Her work is entitled “The Waltz.”
by Chloe Hatcher, Gr. K
2013 Bravo Award
University School of Jackson
Musical Selection: Sleeping Beauty Waltz
The Jordan Tang Awards recognize the students whose works best represent the “essence” of their musical selections. “Sailing”, by Macie Evans, a Kindergarten student at Alamo City School, was awarded the Prelude Award. Tyasia, a 4th grader at Pope Elementary School, was awarded the Capriccio Award for her work “Sleeping Beauty.” “The Magic Mirror” by Michael Smith, a 7th grader from Augustine School, has been selected for the Fantasia Award. In addition, the works of sixty-four students were selected for blue ribbon and honorable mention awards.
Students will receive their awards at a ceremony on Saturday, March 9th at 1:00 PM at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.
The schools winning the Jackson Symphony League Awards will be announced at that time.
March 8, 2013 - Exhibit of all finalist entries at the Imagine That! Stories and Music! Symphony Discovery Concerts at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. The exhibit is open to the general public from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
March 9, 2013 - Exhibit of all finalist entries at the Carl Perkins Civic Center lobby (beginning at 10:00 AM) Awards Ceremony at the Carl Perkins Civic Center (1:00 PM)
Masterworks Concert Symphonic Giants (7:30 PM)
March 12-17, 2013- Award winning artwork exhibited at the Old Hickory Mall
Winning artwork will be displayed on the Aeneas Internet & Telephone website during the month of March, 2013.
Our goals are:
Educators in West Tennessee School Systems are invited to participate: public, private, parochial, home schools and Special Education programs comparable to grade levels K through 8 are eligible. This year nearly 7,000 students from Crockett, Gibson, Haywood, Madison, and Weakley counties participated.
The musical works which were interpreted for this year’s contest are: The Moldau (from My Fatherland) by Bedrich Smetana and Waltz (from Sleeping Beauty) by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Artwork will be available to be picked up at The Jackson Symphony office March 25-29.
Works for this year’s contest are:
The Moldau (from My Fatherland) by Bedrich Smetana Waltz (from Sleeping Beauty) by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
To download Teacher materials please click the following:
Click here to download the rules brochure.
Click here for the “Understanding Relationships Between Art and Music” teaching unit
Click here for the 2012-2013 Color of Music Information on Musical Selections