Dr. Marissa Olin, Instructor of Flute and Flute Ensemble, joined the Spring Arbor University music faculty in 2009. In addition to teaching at SAU, she is faculty at Kellogg Community College, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music School, and the Michigan State University Community Music School. She also teaches at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in the summer, and is adjudicator for the MSBOA Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.
She has performed with the Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Jackson, West Michigan, and Traverse Symphony Orchestras, in addition to being placed on the sub list of the New World Symphony. She has performed at the National Flute Association Convention and at Carnegie Hall, as well as throughout North America, Central America, Europe, and Asia. Her chamber music performances can be heard on Naxos and Albany records. As a 2011 finalist for the Fulbright grant to the Netherlands, she actively pursues research on Dutch Romantic flute music. Dedicated to new music collaboration, she has performed numerous premieres and is a founding member of the ConTempus Contemporary Music Ensemble.
Dr. Olin received degrees from Michigan State University (D.M.A. and M.M.) and the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music (B.M.), with additional study in Vienna, Austria.