Lowell Poetry and Song 2019 was produced by Jack Straw Cultural Center and Lowell Elementary School with the generous support of the Washington State Arts Commission, Harvest Foundation, Jubilation Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, the Washington Music Educators Association Music Matters Fund, and individual donors.. This program was provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Our thanks to Lowell teachers Sara Manley, Rob Smuidrins, Katie Mathers, and Alix Perry, who worked with our artist team to support students from the Aspire program.
Our thanks to Lowell 2nd grade students and 2nd grade teachers Hannah Moffitt, Sam Barnes, and Rae Richardson. Our thanks also to parent chaperones for their help on studio field trips. And, our special thanks to Shelby Leyland, Lowell music teacher, whose enthusiasm and commitment have made this program possible.
The Jack Straw artist team included poet Samar Abulhassan, vocal coaches Katya Landau and Alyssa Keene, musicians John Ackerman and Wes Weddell, audio engineers Daniel Guenther, Joel Maddox, and Ayesha Ubayatilaka, and Jack Straw Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz.