Skip to content
People  •  Music  •  Artist in Residence

Allison Betsold

Allison Betsold is an Artist in Residence in the Department of Music and Director of the NU Pep Band (NUPB) and NU Concert Band, working with over 250 students across multiple disciplines and majors. The NUPB can be heard playing at all home volleyball, women’s and men’s ice hockey, and women’s and men’s basketball games.

A Massachusetts native, Allison holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Master of Music from the University of Kansas, and was studying for her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Illinois before making her return to NU.

Allison specializes in wind band conducting and literature and creating an inclusive and accessible environment for all who wish to experience music together.


Research/Publications Highlights

• Kappa Kappa Psi – National Honorary Band Fraternity




  • MM – University of Kansas
  • BM – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Research Focus

  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Trumpet Pedagogy and Performance

Courses Taught

  • Concert Band
  • Pep Band

In the News