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Young Artist Spotlight: Lily Shelton


By Allie Reardon


 Lily Shelton is a recently graduated senior of Meade County High School who has always had a love for music and performing. While in school, she was heavily involved in the Choir department, even being chosen for Choir President when the position was introduced her senior year. Lily has played parts such as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Liesel in The Sound of Music, Gertrude in Seussical, Ariel in the Little Mermaid, and was even slated to play Lily St. Regis in the production of Annie the choir had planned for the Spring. Lily has taken part in many prestigious choral programs, including being chosen for all State Choir 4 times, and being part of both Madrigals and Soundwave choirs. She plans on continuing her passion for music by pursuing a degree in Music Education from Indiana University Southeast.


Interview:

Q: Where did your love of music start?

A: For as long I can remember. But I would say when I first started going to children's choir at my church.

Q: Do you plan on pursuing a professional music career?

A: Yes, I plan on becoming a music educator

Q: I know you already have many musical theatre credits under your belt, but do you have a dream role?

A: Probably Peggy from Hamilton

Q: If you had to reprise any of your roles which one would you pick?

A: Gertrude from Seussical

Q: What is the biggest thing you’ll miss about being a part of the MCHS choir?

A: My choir family and how good it felt to complete a musical with them

Q: What made you want to pursue music education as your degree?

A: Both of my choir directors were so amazing and I have always looked up to them. I want to inspire people musically like they do.

Q: Who would you say is your biggest inspiration musically?

A: I think Adele has always influenced my voice. I have loved her since I was very young.

Q: What would you like to see happen in the arts scene of meade county?

A: I would like to see a Music education pathway, music pathways in general. Music is very important and should be encouraged to all students.

Q: Is there anyone you’d like to thank for their support through your artistic career so far?

A: Mr. Crafton and Mrs. Rebilas. I would not be where I am now without them. I love them with all my heart.


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