The Light Up The Queen Foundation’s current Outreach Music Education programs include:
LiveConnections Bridge Sessions at the Queen – Interactive educational cross-genre experiences for youth & special needs populations that explore diverse musical styles and cultures. For students in grades 2-12, the sessions feature professional musicians and hands-on activities.
Peanut Butter & Jam at World Cafe Live Wilmington Voucher Program – as part of LUQ’s efforts to expand access to music and programs at the Queen Theater, the Foundation provides vouchers for kids and the grown-ups who drive them to attend WCL’s signature kids’ (ages 4 – 6) Saturday morning PB&J concerts at no charge.
On Screen In Person Film Series Tour Host – A six-film annual series of socially relevant, engaging and provocative films presented in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, On Screen In Person tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.
Weekday Peanut Butter & Jam Concerts – A fun, interactive and live Friday morning music concert (with academics, social awareness and confidence building lessons tucked into the performances!) for children pre-k to 3rd grade.
In School Arts Residencies – In collaboration with Delaware Institute for Arts In Education and meeting Delaware music and dance standards, two 2015 in-school arts residencies have been planned with partner schools Kuumba Academy (STORYTELLING THROUGH HIP HOP DANCE with guest artist CHOSEN DANCE) and Pulaski Elementary (WORLD PERCUSSION with guest artist Tony Vacca). Residencies will conclude with performances at the Queen Theater.
Robert “Boysie” Lowery 2015 : Living Jazz Residency – an intense two-week jazz residency, performance and composition project discovering, cultivating and presenting the next generation of jazz greats. Participation in LUQ’s Summer Composition program is by application and is open to emerging artists in their late teens to mid twenties. There is no application or residency participation fee. Participants are provided with a meal and accommodation stipend. A blue-ribbon selection panel will review program applications and select participants. Applications will be available in February 2015.
WXPN Musicians On Call – in partnership with Christiana Care Health System, the Kenny Family Foundation and Gable Music Ventures, local volunteer musicians go room-to-room and provide bedside performances for patients and their families.