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Multi-instrumentalist And Composer Darian Thomas’s Musical Journey

[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.]  

The creative muse struck Darian Thomas at a very young age. He says he’s “always had a knack for creating things.” These pursuits included writing, reading, ballet dancing, rapping, and painting. Now he has concentrated his creative skills on composing music. He is currently enrolled in the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas as a music student.

When I asked him about his inspirations and what part the art of music has played in his life, he was surprisingly honest and completely relaxed.

Watch a short film featuring a soundtrack by Darian Thomas:

Heart Strings from Josh Welty on Vimeo.