Melanie Olsen Fan has been a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Tucson Pops Orchestra since she moved to Tucson in 1996. She has performed throughout the world, playing opera in the Heidelberg Castle Festival in Germany and busking on the bridges in Venice, Italy.

She completed a Bachelor of Music with Charles Castleman at the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music as Mark Rush’s teaching assistant at the University of Arizona. She also received a Fulbright to study tango music in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Fernando Suárez Paz, violinist in Astor Piazzolla’s quintet.