Nana Ouyang Graduates from Berklee College of Music

A second-generation star and talented cellist, Taiwanese artiste Nana Ouyang (歐陽娜娜) grew up under a halo. Beginning her music studies at the age of four, Nana went on to achieve great success in her music career. In addition to winning several prestigious awards, Nana also became the youngest cellist to give a solo recital debut in the Concert Hall of Taiwan as well as the first Asian artiste to perform at the 2018 Breakthrough Prize at NASA Ames Research Center.

In 2018, Nana resumed her studies and began studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Recently, photos and videos of her graduation ceremony were released online. However, netizens noted Nana did not receive a bachelor’s degree, but instead received a diploma. Since it took her six years to get a diploma, netizens wondered whether it was due to Nana being distracted and having poor grades.

Responding to the criticism, the 23-year-old admitted to spending three out of the six years to participate in variety shows and release music albums. Nana shared she did many meaningful things and did not feel ashamed about graduating later than other students. During the time as a full-time student, she was fully engrossed in schoolwork and denied having poor grades and insufficient courses.

Nana emphasized it was her own choice to receive a diploma. Hoping to balance time between studying, her personal life and career, Nana chose not to take additional elective cultural courses which would were necessary for a bachelor’s degree.

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  1. Diploma or Degree, I bet she achieved much more then those that are critical of her…. She is doing what she enjoys and is well supported by her family and friends. No wonder there are so many jealous of her.

  2. Good for her that she’s doing it for herself. There is no need for this extra work cause she’s already got it all. Lucky girl!

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