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Alyssa Mertens
Hometown:  Walker, IA
Major:  Bachelor of Music in Education (Instrumental)
Hobbies:  Swimming, running, watching movies, traveling, exploring
Career Goals:  To become a high school band director
Favorite Trumpet Player:  Alison Balsom
Favorite Trumpet Recording:  Gymnopedie No. 3  by Satie  (Alison Balsom)
Favorite Food:  Ice cream
Favorite Book:  Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Strangest Fact About Me:  I can cook meals from across the world
Coolest/Oddest Musical Experience:  Performing across Europe is definitely the coolest musical experience I have had. During our time in Germany - after a concert - a young boy (about 7 years old) came up to me and asked if he could get his picture with me. Probably because he thought I was super cool :)