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.

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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.

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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.

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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.




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Leadership Gifts

City of Wilmington        Longwood Foundation        State of Delaware        Tatiana and Gerret Copeland        The Buccini / Pollin Group        The DuPont Company        Bank of America        Delmarva Power        JP Morgan Chase        The Pettinaro Family        AAA Mid Atlantic        Astra Zeneca        Barclays        Blue Cross Blue Shield of DE        Delmarva Broadcasting        ING Direct        Laffey-McHugh Foundation        Marmot Foundation        Welfare Foundation        Wells Fargo        Amtrak        Cephalon        Christiana Care        Consortium Investments, INC        Delaware Community Foundation        Homsey Architects, LLC        Mannington Mills        My Sherpa, LLC        PNC        Poores Propane        Standard Distributing        Wilmington Trust Company        WSFS        The Erskine Family        Mr. Michael Hare        The Hobbs Family        Ms. Jackie Ivy and Ms. Sally Spatafora        Mr. Rich Jones        The Koppes Family        Randy Kunkle        Ben & Betsy LeRoy        Frank Levy        The Martelli Family        Ms. Karen Poore and Dan Nestor        Hal Real and Anne Sheppard        Maureen and Michael Rhodes        H. Rodney and Lynn Sharp III        John and Carin Rollins        Bret Snyder and Anna Quisel        The Taylor Family        Mr & Mrs Clinton Walker        The Wellons Family        Toni & Stuart B. Young        The Zahralddin-Aravena Family