Relyn Myrthil, class of 2019, is majoring in Music with a concentration in Orchestral Conducting and Performance and minoring in Art History with a focus in Museum Studies. She is from Miami, Florida.
Relyn is an enthusiastic member of the lively arts community at Mount Holyoke. She has played violin and viola in chamber ensembles and is the President and Assistant Conductor of the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra and has both sung in Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Glee Club and served on their executive student board. Through her community engagement and curatorial internship at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Relyn fell in love with museum work and was able to curate her own exhibition with Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth, a local quilting guild, and APAU (Association of Pan African Unity) of which she is a currently a member.
Because of networking through the Music Department’s CALA (Crafting A Life in the Arts) annual conference, Relyn had the wonderful opportunity to intern with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, MA during the summer of 2017 and was asked back for the summer of 2018 where she was able to work for fantastic artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, John Williams, Joshua Bell, and Michael Tilson Thomas to name a few.
When she’s not doing etudes in the practice room or drafting up lesson plans in the museum, you can find Relyn in Thirsty Mind or the Pratt Music Hall atrium researching her senior project on music programming in afro-centric gallery spaces or studying scores. After graduation, she plans on continuing her museum studies through interdisciplinary programs in graduates school and crossing off her travel bucket list one trip at a time.