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Express the Music

Express the Music, a FREE competition, authentically integrates writing into the fine arts curriculum.This school year, grades 6-12 were invited to discover Beethoven’s masterpiece, Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” and respond with stories, essays and poems that express creative thought and emotion.

Congratulations to the winners of Express the Music 2017!

Finalists were honored at the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra's concert on Friday, March 3 at Powell Hall. Click on a student's name to read the winning entry.

Junior Division, Grades 6-8
1st Place: Ella Funke, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque School
2nd Place: Annie Gill, St. Roch Catholic School
3rd Place: Indira Kar, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque School

Senior Division, Grades 9-12
1st Place: Shabnam Nejat, Parkway South High School
2nd Place: Jennifer Harter, Parkway South High School
3rd Place: Sam Modde, Parkway South High School

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Phone: 314-286-4190

Express the Music is presented by the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association and sponsored by
Employees Community Fund of Boeing