American saxophonist, Nathan Mertens (he/him/his) has recently performed recitals in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and throughout the United States. Mertens has performed concertos with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea), Hastings Symphony Orchestra (US), The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra (US), and was recently a concerto soloist at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference. In competition, he has been awarded Third Prize in the 14th Kurashiki International Saxophone Competition, Second Grand Prize in the North International Music Competition in Sweden, and has been a finalist for many national competitions.


Check out my latest recording:

"as one" by Jack Roberts

“as one” tells the story of overcoming differences, and celebrating them

Because in the end, "we rise or fall as one."


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March 17-20, 2021

North American Saxophone Alliance Region 3 Conference

Hosted by Hastings College

Hastings, Nebraska

Hastings, Nebraska

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