Hi, my name is Celina (Suh-lee-nuh Koh-buh-titch). I'm a piano major/organ minor in the conservatory. I love trying new things, to the point where it's unhealthy and I've completely overbooked myself. I am working on that. I tend to drop things, forget things, and trip over things. It's okay. We're all human, right? I like the outdoors, writing, and just enjoying life as it is. That's it. The rest is in my blogs :)
Celina Kobetitsch ’18
May 26, 2018
I've often heard people say that Oberlin doesn't prepare you for "real life," but perhaps that is because this school prepares you to change this real life.
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.
May 20, 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.
May 17, 2018
There’s something very special about faith in college. It becomes your own.
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!
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.
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.
April 13, 2018
An overview of the jobs I've held here at Oberlin and in the area.
April 10, 2018
My best friend and I decided to take a solo trip to Mexico.
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.
February 17, 2018
As I’ve aged as a student, I’ve truly come to appreciate this special month that we have here.
February 6, 2018
Growth in college is an exponential curve.
December 23, 2016
A reflection on this rollercoaster of a semester.
October 29, 2016
Bears, iodine tablets, tortillas, bruised hips, beautiful views, and good company.
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.
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.
May 22, 2016
In which I reflect on my first year at Oberlin.
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.
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.
January 16, 2016
A few words for prospective conservatory students on how to succeed at your Oberlin audition.
January 10, 2016
This winter break, I had the wonderful opportunity of being able to host my fellow Oberlin friend, Jenny, from China.
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.
December 2, 2015
A post with lots of pictures of all the many places I enjoy spending my time in Oberlin.
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.
November 7, 2015
The environment and community I've found here in Oberlin is one I wouldn't trade for a nine-foot Steinway.
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?
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.
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.