Kate McAlister

Hometown: Johnston, IA
Major:  Marketing
Hobbies:  Baking, hanging out with dogs, eating good food, trumpet
Career Goals:  Being head of a marketing team for a large company while also continuing to play trumpet in a local band - and being happy while doing it all!
Favorite Trumpet Player/s:  Alison Balsom and Tine Thing Helseth
Favorite Trumpet Recording/s:   Sonata- mvt II (Ewazen); Strasborg/St. Denis  (Roy Hargrove)
Favorite Food:  Bread
Favorite Book:  It changes every time I read a new book
Strangest Fact About Me:  I feel like I was destined to be a plant mom but I am horrible at keeping plants alive
Coolest/Oddest Musical Experience: I performed the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto memorized with the Central Iowa Symphony
If you could create music with another musician (local, famous, dead/alive), who would it be and why?  Taylor Swift because she is a mastermind and I would love to play trumpet for her
What is the one thing that instantly makes your day better?  
Any kind of fluffy animal
What is your favorite random fact (NOT something about you)?  
The first chocolate chip cookie was made by accident
Why do you think it's important to teach the younger generation music?  
It is important to teach younger generations music because it gives them a broader perspective. Just like learning a language, it can open people's eyes and allow them to build empathy for others
What is the most unexpected thing you have learned while studying music?  
If you put competition aside and work as a team, you can achieve even more than making music