Sota's pioneer alumni include artist, songwriter and lawyer

(From far left) Ms Joy Ho, freelance illustrator and cartoonist; Sota principal Lim Geok Cheng; and Ms Amni Musfirah, songwriter and producer. She also releases her own songs. Mr Milon Goh, besides performing in theatre shows in London and Singapore,
(From left) Ms Joy Ho, freelance illustrator and cartoonist; Sota principal Lim Geok Cheng; and Ms Amni Musfirah, songwriter and producer. She also releases her own songs.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN
(From far left) Ms Joy Ho, freelance illustrator and cartoonist; Sota principal Lim Geok Cheng; and Ms Amni Musfirah, songwriter and producer. She also releases her own songs. Mr Milon Goh, besides performing in theatre shows in London and Singapore,
Mr Milon Goh, besides performing in theatre shows in London and Singapore, the law graduate is also a photographer and a deejay.PHOTO: COURTESY OF MILON GOH

A secondary school teacher once told Ms Amni Musfirah: "You'll never be a successful human being if you do the arts".

That shocked her, but made her more determined to join the School of the Arts (Sota).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2018, with the headline 'Pioneer alumni include artist, songwriter and lawyer'. Print Edition | Subscribe