To Inspire. To Be Inspired. – 30 Stories on HKUST Faculty, Alumni and Students

Francis flourished in this environment, joining the HKUST choir as an undergraduate and finding himself in a community of others who also loved to sing. The conductor at the time, Mr. CHIANG, encouraged him toward classical singing, but Francis wasn’t sure if it was something he should pursue fulltime. Singing brought him immense joy, but he still had a chemistry degree to complete. Any doubt Francis was harboring disappeared when he heard back from HKAPA regarding his application. He was amazed to learn he was one of the four lucky people chosen as new From the outside, Francis’s decision might seem out of the blue, and completely at odds with a planned career in chemistry. Many of the young and talented musicians at HKAPA grew up with music lessons and have been cultivating their musical talent from the age of five — or younger. This was certainly not the case for Francis, who only discovered his passion for classical singing during his first year at HKUST. The university environment encourages students to explore who they are, find their true passions, and connect with like-minded people. Finding your dream and passion is like playing a game of hide and seek. My advice is to pay close attention to any opportunities you might have overlooked. Believe in yourself and follow your heart!