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Celina Kobetitsch ’19

Naperville, IL
Major: Piano

Piano, organ, the outdoors, psychology, outreach, writing, napping

Hi, my name is Celina Kobetitsch. My Slavic last name gets mispronounced 85% of the time and for fourth grade Halloween, I dressed up as Bach. Enough said. I started playing the piano when I was three, and throughout elementary school I got up at 7am to practice an hour before school (really wish I still had that in me). I went through this whole phase in middle school when I wanted to ditch classical piano and be Taylor Swift instead. I got tired of practicing but my parents still made me, so I would put Harry Potter on the piano and read while I played my pieces to make time pass. Fortunately, I outgrew that, and now I love the piano and would never be able to live without it.

I also love nature: exploring nature, observing nature, climbing to the edge of the Grand Canyon when my mom told me not to (oops...). I’m also a bit of an environmentalist: I’m a vegetarian, I use clotheslines to dry all of my clothes, and I feel overwhelmingly guilty when I have to turn on the lights in a practice room. And sometimes I create new things out of old things, like the other day when I turned my ripped leggings into a crop top or in sixth grade when I turned my old jean pockets into magnetic locker pouches, or when I was seven and I added water to apple juice and thought I was a genius…

My golden retriever is the love of my life, and when I’m at home, she sings while I play the piano and we cuddle a lot, and now she FaceTimes me once a week.

So, there’s a little bit about me! Say hi to me if you see me around campus — I love meeting new people!

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January 31, 2016
My on-campus intensive practice winter term project was just what I needed as a music performance major. It was nice to have so much time to devote solely to piano practice; other music schools and conservatories don't have this opportunity.

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