Celebrating 30 Years of Premier Performing Arts

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Marshaun Hymon

For the last twenty years, Flagler County has been my home. From the community performances to the shows our schools put on stage, the arts has always been one of our best qualities here in Flagler. I started off performing in the Wadsworth Elementary annual school musical, I sang in the Buddy Taylor Middle School Chorus and became proud member of the Flagler Palm Coast High School Formality Singers. In high school I was a member of the Thespians Society and participated in the school musical. Realizing how much I simply loved being around the arts, I constantly searched for more ways to get involved. As a freshman, I began to volunteer for the Flagler Auditorium. I distributed programs, ushered, helped with concessions, greeted guests as the entered the theatre, etc. I did whatever needed to be done. After volunteering for a while, I was given the opportunity to work in the box office. In this position, I began to grow as a person realizing how much I also loved working and interacting with people. The summer before my junior year of High school, I attend the Florida State University Summer Music Camps. At the camps I was able to work with many world renowned professors and conductors. Watching these educators take a piece of sheet music and more than 100 students that had never sang together before and turn it into something that was absolutely beautiful simply blew my mind! The presence they had on the podium was something that longed for. My experiences with the patrons and guests at the Flagler Auditorium, my high school choir director, Amy Fulmer and the FSU music camps made it extremely clear what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. In 2009, I graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School and was accepted to Florida State University where I am currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Choral Music Education. After completing my degree, I envision myself as a high school Choral Director. My ultimate goal is to earn a Masters degree in Choral Conducting and a Ph.D. in Music Education and become a Professor of music. I can not express how thankful I am to Lisa Mcdevitt and the auditorium’s staff and volunteers for allowing me to be a part of such an awesome establishment. The 2011-2012 season will mark the seventh year as an employee for the Flagler Auditorium and I look forward to years to come as I complete my degree and begin teaching in the public school system. In the words of William Congreve, “music has charms to sooth a savage breast…