Symphony Orchestra Leadership
Northeastern University Band Association

Student Leaders


President: Jessica Brooks

Jessica is a sophomore Psychology major and Criminal Justice minor, as well as Biology minor from Orange County, New York. She plays bassoon in the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. She also plays either bari sax or flute in the Pep Band, and is learning bass drum for the Drumline. She plays bassoon in NUWQ (Northeastern University Woodwind Quintet) as well. Jess is acting as the Publicity/Events Coordinator for the Wind Ensemble. She is in the NU Emergency Medical Services Interest Group as well as the American Pre-Medical Student Association. Jess is responsible for overseeing the council and the overall group and representing the Symphony Orchestra to the University.  Contact her with general questions or concerns, or if you have a question and you are not sure which council member to go to. 

Vice President: SriVani Ganti

SriVani is responsible for recruiting, managing instruments and equipment, and helping out the President. Bio coming soon!

Secretary:  Allison Moen

Allison is a sophomore Physical Therapy major from Nashua, NH.  She plays violin in the Symphony Orchestra.  Allison is responsible for attendance, meeting minutes, coordinating section leaders, and communication with the Symphony Orchestra.  She manages the main Symphony Orchestra email address at


Treasurer: Jackie Kraft

Jackie is a middler Pharmacy major from Rochester, NY.  She plays bassoon in the Symphony Orchestra.  Jackie is responsible for all financial transactions, personal accounts, and collecting dues and other monies.  

Publicity/Fundraising Coordinator: vacant

The Publicity/Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for the planning and execution of fundraisers, as well as publicity for our concerts.  Please contact Jess if you are interested in this position.

Librarian: Elizabeth Reimer

Elizabeth is responsible for copying, distributing, and collecting music.  Bio coming soon!

T o u r  C o o r d i n a t o r: v a c a n t

The Tour Coordinator is responsible for planning tour, our biggest musical and social event of the year.  Please contact Jess if you are interested in the position.  You must have been a NUSO member in good standing for at least two semesters, and must have traveled on at least one of the following trips: Ottawa 2005, Montreal 2007, Niagara 2008, or Hershey 2008.



Director: Evan Bennett


Advisor: Allen Feinstein

Allen Feinstein directs the Concert Band, and is the student activities advisor to the Concert Band, Pep Band, and Symphony Orchestra.  He has BS in Astronomy from Harvard University and MM from the New England Conservatory.  Adam Frey, guest soloist for the Boston Pops, recorded Feinstein’s Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra with the New Zealand Symphony, which was released on the MSR Classical Label in June 2007.  The concerto won the prestigious Phillips Award for compositional excellence from the International Tuba Euphonium Association for the best work written for the instrument between 2002 and 2006.  Prof. Feinstein’s musical At Swim Two Boys received a professional production as part of the Northeastern Center for the Arts concert series on February 9-10, 2007.  Feinstein composed a score to D.W. Griffith’s silent short film Voice of the Violin, for Treasures 3, a project of the National Film Preservation Foundation.  He also orchestrated the full-length film Where Are My Children? for that DVD compilation, which was released in October 2007.  He also served as conductor for those film scores. The DVD set was on many ‘best of’ lists for 2007, including those of The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The New Yorker.  Feinstein’s compositions have been performed by the Milwaukee Symphony, US Army Orchestra, University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble, Eugene Symphony, Akron Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Northeastern Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band, Harvard Wind Ensemble, Brown University Wind Symphony, and many other bands and orchestras.