Holly Ratliff

INTERESTS: Oboe while performing in Symphony Band and Marching Band 

Holly Ratliff is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in Clinical Leadership and Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Music. She has been playing the oboe for nine years and is in the UK Symphony Band and was in marching band for four years in high school, two of which were as a Drum Major. Holly is in the oboe studio and is a student of Dr. ToniMarie Marchioni. She is also a sister in the Delta Omega chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, a national music fraternity. Holly is pursuing a career in healthcare where she hopes to work on the board of a hospital or run a smaller clinic. Being a music major has given her the opportunity to learn more about just how important the arts are and also about the variety of programs offered in the College of Fine Arts at UK. She enjoys sharing her art with the community and being a part of the College of Fine Arts allows her to do that. When she’s not in class, Holly enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching Netflix, attending Centenary United Methodist Church, and going to cheer on the cats at gymnastics meets, football games, and basketball games. Holly is excited to meet prospective students and share her love for the arts with them. Go Cats!  


Coming into college, I was very nervous about finding my place on a huge campus. When I first walked through the doors to fine arts, I knew that it would quickly become my home. I’ve spent so much time learning and growing the past year because of the incredible faculty and friends I’ve met. I want to bring new opportunities to prospective students and show them how life changing the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts is. I want everyone to feel like they belong in the College of Fine Arts because of the strong sense of community the college provides. I want to help families and students feel at ease with this campus which can sometimes seem overwhelming. 

Music Performance
Clinical Leadership and Management/Music Double Major