2018 marks the 24th year in which Beverly Hazelwood has served as rehearsal accompanist for the Masterworks Choir. Prior to 1994 she held the position of performance organist. In September 1994, she followed the very gifted Lucy Thomas and became the rehearsal accompanist. Lucy had served the choir for twelve years with her dedicated talent. Mrs. Hazelwood has held organist positions in several churches in Charleston, Baltimore and Florence and is currently music associate at Central United Methodist. She was one of the driving forces that led to the establishment of the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center. She continues as a community leader whose goal is to improve the quality of life in Florence and the surrounding areas through the arts and through medical/social programs.