Music of Delaware

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Delaware is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The Delaware Symphony Orchestra is the largest organization of professional performers in the state, and is more than seventy years old; the orchestra evolved out of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.[1] The Delaware Music Festival is a prominent music festival.[citation needed] Other musical institutions include OperaDelaware, the Music School of Delaware, and the School of Contemporary Music.

Delaware is also home to the Firefly Music Festival and The Big Barrel Country Music Festival annual music festivals held at the Dover International Speedway.

The state song of Delaware is "Our Delaware", with words by George B. Hynson and Donn Devine and music by Will M. S. Brown.[2]

Recent, local trends include a surge in popularity for the blues.[3]

Notable Delaware musicians[edit]

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  1. ^ [1] Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [2] Archived May 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Delaware Coast Press". Archived from the original on 2006-03-02.
  4. ^ [3] Archived June 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine