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Eastman - Rochester New Horizons Music
The Birthplace of New Horizons.  Founded in 1991 by Dr. Roy Ernst, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
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Marjorie Relin:  Oboe
Marjorie Relin talks oboe by Brenda Tremblay

Rochester, NY When Marjorie Relin picked up the oboe, she was two years away from retirement. Like many adult musicians, she's discovered a creative outlet that makes her happy. Her sense of accomplishment keeps her motivated, and playing with the New Horizons Orchestra has become an important part of her life. In this podcast from WXXI, she tells Classical 91.5's Brenda Tremblay the story of what happened when she was recently faced with the possibility she wouldn't be able to play again.
My Family Life:
  • -married in ’61 to Lloyd Relin; widowed in ‘86
  • -3 children – David, Rachel, and Jennifer
  • -married in ’95 to Cary Ratcliff
  • -5 grandchildren (and one on the way)

My Professional Life:
  • -Reading and learning specialist in Pittsford Schools for 30 years
  • -Volunteer as a reading specialist in city schools for 2 afternoons a week for past 10 years

My Top Five Favorite Activities: 
  • -Travelling to remote locations in the world, especially visiting mountain tribes and collecting textiles in Asia
  • -Gardening
  • -Biking
  • -Baking