Summer Student Blog Post: So Glad to Be Back!!!

Hello Wonderful readers!

My name is Shelby Marshall and I’m one of the summer students working with Quick As A Wink this summer! I worked with Quick As A Wink in 2016, and I couldn’t be happier to be back. I’m especially looking forward to Drama and Musical Theatre Camp! I’ll be writing blog posts along with my co-worker Holly to keep you updated on what I’m doing this summer!

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For those of you I haven’t had the pleasure of working with before, I’ll introduce myself. I’m finishing up my Masters of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa. I’ll be graduating in the fall, and heading to St. John’s to do a Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting at Memorial. I graduated from Acadia University in 2016 with a degree in composition. My time spent in the valley sparked my interest in musical theatre and theatre direction. I’ve played in the pit band for several Quick As A Wink Shows (the Winkie Awards, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and The Little Mermaid). I've also gotten to play with St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets and the Acadia Singing Theatre Ensemble. This inspired me to pursue musical direction for theatre. Someday I want to lead amazing productions like the ones I've been able to do with Quick As A Wink.

I started working with Holly earlier in June, and we have been busy preparing camp. I was especially excited that I got to see everyone’s auditions a few weeks ago. Choosing scenes and songs for our Musical Theatre campers and roles for our Drama campers is one of my favourite parts of this job, and I think we found good roles for everybody. I know that the camp performances are going to be spectacular!

That is all for now, but I will be writing again soon!

Shelby :)