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I chose Vanderbilt because I wanted to study music at a high level as well as take other rigorous academic classes in other fields of interest. Essentially, I am able to have the music conservatory experience at Blair while also taking other academic classes in subjects I’m interested in (such as French and politics.)
Describe a favorite activity or organization and why you like it.
I really enjoy participating in the Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF) every year because I am able to celebrate different Asian cultures and meet so many people. As a Blair student, it's hard for me to meet more Vanderbilt main campus people and I've made so many friends from LNYF. Even though I've made friends from taking more classes on main campus, LNYF allows me to meet people in a different setting than a classroom.
Describe a favorite class and why you like it.
My favorite class is Advanced Conversational French. My goal was to improve my conversational skills and be able to communicate better in French, but this class has taught me so much more than that. I've learned so much about the current events in France such as politics and immigration issues and I think it's extremely important to be able to understand the culture to learn the language fully.
Describe your most memorable Nashville or off-campus experience.
Through my phenomenal Blair mentors, I was able to acquire free tickets to see Yo Yo Ma perform at the Schermerhorn (home of the Nashville Symphony). It was an incredible opportunity to see one of my cello idols perform and I was able to meet him afterwards! I still can't believe I was able to watch him perform as well as meet him...definitely an experience I will always treasure.
List some of your favorite books, movies, TV shows, or musical artists.
Favorite books: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Pride & Prejudice, Heart of Darkness
Movies: Doctor Strange, Black Panther, The Greatest Showman
TV shows: The Good Place, Dear White People, Pinocchio (korean drama), Stranger Things
Musical Artists: BTS, Seventeen, Young the Giant, Lawrence, Tori Kelly, Fall Out Boy, Coldplay, 2CELLOS, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran