This week, St. Johns' Performing Arts Department is honored to debut a series of Performing Arts Senior Spotlights, featuring members of the Class of 2020 who have been involved in Symphonic Band, St. Johns Singers, dance, or performing or technical theatre. Today's spotlight shines on Ian Duncan.
Name: Ian Duncan
What has being in band, dance, Singers, or theater meant to you?
Being in Singers and Theater has made me realize how powerful performing can be for someone who may not be in the best of places. It's allowed me to see and experience places I never thought I'd be able to go in a million years.
How long have you been in the arts?
I have been in Singers and theater for the past 4 years. I have always been in chorus so being in Singers was sort of a done deal to begin with and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Theater was a shot in the dark for me because I wasn't planning on doing it past freshman year but year after year it kept reeling me back in.
What have you learned through your involvement/ how has this helped you prepare for college/life?
I have learned a lot about accountability through theater and singers, as well as St. Johns, which will help me later on in life without a doubt.
What are some fond memories and experiences you have had in your arts discipline?
Some of my favorite memories are the New York trip, Singing at the White House, and having the opportunity to perform in Disney's Candlelight Processional 3 times.
What college/university will you attend and what will your major be?
I will be attending Jacksonville University studying Musical Theatre.
What are your favorite TV programs, movies, books?
I really like the film adaptation of Rent, but The Lion King will always be my favorite movie.
What benefits have you received by attending St. Johns?
The benefit of having attended St. Johns since Pre-K is that I have made life long friendships and seen how this school strives to help each and every student regardless of what division you are apart of.
Would you encourage underclassmen to become involved in your performing arts activity? Why?
I would encourage underclassmen to participate, even if you do it because you need a credit. I think the life experiences you gain from being apart of the performing arts are extremely valuable.
In what other activities have you been involved?
I have been apart of the schools Interact Club for the past 4 years.
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