Marissa Olin


Applied Instructor - Flute





  • D.M.A., Michigan State University;
  • M.M., Michigan State University;
  • B.M. Lawrence University Conservatory of Music


Dr. Marissa Olin teaches flute at Albion College, Olivet College, and the Michigan State University Community Music School. She is an adjudicator for the MSBOA Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and she has also served on the flute faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

She is a member of the West Michigan Symphony (Flute II), and she has also performed with the Kalamazoo, Midland, Lansing, Saginaw Bay, Battle Creek, Jackson, Southwest Michigan, and Traverse Symphony Orchestras, in addition to being placed on the sub list for the New World Symphony. During the summer, she performs with the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Missouri. Her awards in solo performance include winner of the Upper Midwest Flute Association Laudie Porter Competition and prizewinner of the WAMSO Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition.

Her chamber music performances have been featured on Naxos and Albany records. She currently plays in a flute/clarinet duo with Dr. Jonathan Holden, faculty at Florida State University. They have performed at universities throughout the United States, as well as the National Flute Association Convention and the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest. An advocate of new music, she regularly collaborates with composers, performs premieres, and participates in commissioning consortiums. 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.