Name: Melissa Allen
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Shirley, N.Y.
What’s your instrument of choice and why?
Guitar because you can speak through it more than just speaking alone
What are you involved with musically?
I’m in Epic Glee on campus and I do random open mics wherever I can.
Who are your biggest influences?
Hayley Williams from Paramore, Colby Callait and Andrew McMahon.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I listen to a lot of Paramore and Andrew McMahon and a lot of Bastille.
What’s your plan for the future?
I’m an education major and as far as music, I’d like to incorporate it into the program if I get a teaching job. I’d also like to continue to perform and see where it goes from there.
Any advice for aspiring musicians?
Be yourself through your music and people will like it. Be original.