Celine Kang (2018) continues to challenge herself

While at MLC School, Celine Kang took out first prize in the advanced piano section at the Golden Classical Music Awards. The prize was the honour of performing at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York, which she did on 14 March 2018 in her final year at MLC School. This was an amazing achievement and we were all very proud of Celine.

This week, Celine’s very proud mother, Julia Seo, emailed us to let us know of Celine’s ongoing achievements.

After graduating from MLC School, Celine received offers from a number of local and international universities. She decided that the dual Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) was the one for her.

On entry to UNSW, Celine received the UNSW Music Scholarship, the Richard and Isolda Munz Award and was also on the Dean’s List for the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences in 2019. UNSW also offered Celine an advance entry which allowed her to start her studies from the second-year level.

Unbeknownst to her family, early this year Celine was elected to several UNSW Governance Boards – she is currently the undergraduate representative for the UNSW Academic Board Programs Committee, the Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Board, and the Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Education Committee. Celine’s mother says that she only found out last week when she happened to come across an email.

Julia said 'I was very surprised to hear this news as I thought she was only focusing on her musical and academic studies. Celine told me that one of the significant lessons she learnt at MLC School was the importance of becoming a good leader.'

Celine is taking these opportunities to develop her leadership skills now because in the past her priority to her piano commitments did not allow her time to focus on anything else. She is keen to start challenging herself and to develop more in the years to come.

Julia says that Celine is currently striving to do her best in her musical and academic studies as well as her leadership positions, and is eager to fulfil one of her dreams – to go back to MLC School, this time as a teacher.