The Color of Music

The Color of Music Art Competition is hosted by the 
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and Dubuque Museum of Art. 

This annual event serves to celebrate the strong ties within Dubuque’s rich arts community.



Entrants will create an original piece of art using "Montagues and Capulets” from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet as inspiration.  Please note: artwork does not need to follow the “Romeo and Juliet” theme of the music – interpret the music in your own way!

Listen to the music by clicking here



Artwork must be submitted to the Dubuque Museum of art by: Friday, March 9, 2018



▶ 2-dimensional art only, on paper or canvas. Acceptable materials include: paint, crayons, pencil, pastels, mixed media and photography (computer-generated art will not be accepted)

▶ Artwork may be no larger than 36” by 24”, and no smaller than 8.5” by 11”

▶ One entry per person



1 winner and up to 3 honorable mentions will be chosen per category

Elementary school students (kindergarten through 5th grade)

Middle and high school students (6th grade through 12th grade)

College students and adults

PHOTOGRAPHY (all ages)


2 tickets to the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Romeo and Juliet (March 24-25, 2018)

1 Family Membership to the Dubuque Museum of Art

▶ Winning art will be framed, matted, and displayed  during the month of March as well as at the DSO’s March Classics Concerts

▶ Winning art will serve as cover art for the DSO’s March concert program book



Entrants may bring their submission to the Dubuque Museum of Art between Tuesday, March 6 - Friday, March 9, 2018  from 10am-5pm.

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Classics 4

Mar 24, Sat | 7:30pm

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Classics 4

Mar 25, Sun | 2:00pm

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Classics 5

Apr 14, Sat | 7:30pm

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Classics 5

Apr 15, Sun | 2:00pm

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Ultimate Country Hits

May 19, Sat | 8:00pm