Celina Kobetitsch ’18
Entries from this blogger
Organ Department 102: Up Close
July 1, 2018
Learn about the mysterious organ instrument and these so-called Oberlin organists in this exclusive interview with two of Oberlin's organ majors, Matthew Dion '21 and Natalie Mealey '19.
Becoming an Entrepreneur
May 26, 2018
This is the story of how months of event planning, entrepreneurship education, and trial and error shaped me into a stronger, bolder self.
On Being a Christian at Oberlin
May 17, 2018
There’s something very special about faith in college. It becomes your own.
Organ Department 101
May 10, 2018
Before arriving at Oberlin, I didn’t even know that the school offered a degree in organ performance – not to mention, one of the best organ degree programs in the country!
Goodbye Oberlin, Hello Unknown
May 8, 2018
I say my farewells with gratitude, not because everything was perfect, but because there’s nothing to really say goodbye to. These three years move forward with me like the soles of my shoes, as I step into the great big unknown.
Le plaisir d'étudier le français à Oberlin!
May 7, 2018
Thinking about taking a foreign language at Oberlin? Registering for French 101 and 102 during my senior year is a decision I will never regret. Our amazing teaching assistants, Esther and Kevin, are here to tell you about their experience.
Getting Paid To Do All the Things I Love!
April 13, 2018
An overview of the jobs I've held here at Oberlin and in the area.
A Spring Break Adventure
April 10, 2018
My best friend and I decided to take a solo trip to Mexico.
Northeast Ohio Excursions
March 25, 2018
Here are some of my favorite things about Cleveland.
March 23, 2018
I would not be the same anywhere else. And I’m not sure I would want to be anyone else.
Three Very Different Winter Terms
February 17, 2018
As I’ve aged as a student, I’ve truly come to appreciate this special month that we have here.
A Delayed Reflection on First Semester
February 6, 2018
Growth in college is an exponential curve.
Second-Year Silver Linings
December 23, 2016
A reflection on this rollercoaster of a semester.
A 44-mile leap out of my comfort zone
October 29, 2016
Bears, iodine tablets, tortillas, bruised hips, beautiful views, and good company.
The Summer Job That Felt Like Vacation
September 3, 2016
Working with so many talented, motivated, and engaging students felt extremely meaningful and reminded me that teaching is definitely something I want to continue doing in the future.
On Being a New Freshman
August 19, 2016
It's okay to ask a lot of questions, make mistakes, get lost, miss home, and meet a billion new people. You only get to be an Oberlin first-year once.
One year down, three to go
May 22, 2016
In which I reflect on my first year at Oberlin.
Two Benches, Two Majors
May 3, 2016
As of today's audition, I am now a double major in organ performance and piano performance, and I am so excited to delve deeper into some of the wonderful repertoire written for this beautiful instrument.
Winter Term on Campus
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.
How to Survive Audition Season
January 16, 2016
A few words for prospective conservatory students on how to succeed at your Oberlin audition.
Hosting an International Friend for the Holidays
January 10, 2016
This winter break, I had the wonderful opportunity of being able to host my fellow Oberlin friend, Jenny, from China.
My Piano Weekend Experience
December 13, 2015
A post that contemplates how much impact we have as musicians while I also provide highlights of my experience at the 150th anniversary of the conservatory piano celebration.
My Favorite Places in Oberlin
December 2, 2015
A post with lots of pictures of all the many places I enjoy spending my time in Oberlin.
Dealing with Depression in College
November 24, 2015
I believe that my depression has shaped me into a different person, a stronger person. Depression is not a weakness, and I don't think enduring it is anything but a testament to your own strength.
Being a Conservatory Student at Oberlin: Expectations vs. Reality
November 7, 2015
The environment and community I've found here in Oberlin is one I wouldn't trade for a nine-foot Steinway.
"Is this really what I want to do?"
November 2, 2015
I've always been told "only go into music if you can't imagine doing anything else." But without an imagination, how could I ever be a musician?
A Fresh Start
October 30, 2015
It's normal to be anxious about leaving home for college. It's also normal to be excited. I see leaving home as an opportunity.
My Dream Schedule: No Longer a Dream
October 22, 2015
After years of trying to fit music into my schedule, music is my schedule. How about that?
October 7, 2015
A little bit more about me, in lists and photos.