[Editor's note: This report was produced by a student at Camp KPAC 2013, a week-long workshop to teach radio skills to area high school students.]
Nineteen-year-old Darian Thomas studies at the University of the Incarnate Word, and has ambitious plans for his life. Born into a musical family, surrounded by the arts, Thomas noted that “music just came naturally,” and discovered this at a very young age.
Predominantly a violinist, Thomas plays in multiple groups around San Antonio, including YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio), the pit orchestra at The Playhouse SA, and quartets for entertainment around town. Throughout his musical journey, Thomas discovered a passion for composition, and mainly performs his own works for audiences, including “Rant” and “For Rachel,” as heard during this interview. He also enjoys singing in the Incarnate Word Choir, and aspires to be a professor of music, teaching composition or conducting, at a university on the East Coast or in France.