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. The Delaware Music Festival is a prominent music festival. 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, an annual music festival 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.
Recent, local trends include a surge in popularity for the blues.
Notable Delaware musicians
- David Bromberg
- Gary Allegretto, blues harmonica musician 
- Clifford Brown, jazz trumpeter
- Cab Calloway, jazz band leader, retired to Wilmington, and died in Hockessin, Delaware
- Tom Verlaine and Richard Hell of the band Television attended school at St. Andrew's School. Verlaine would later briefly attend the University of Delaware.
- George Thorogood, blues/rock musician.
- Bob Marley lived in Delaware for a brief time, during which he was employed at the General Motors site in Newport.
- Boysetsfire, post-hardcore punk band,
- The Spinto Band
- Omnisoul
- The Caulfields
- ^ Delaware Symphony
- ^ Delaware State Song
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