Daniel Nuñez Huaracha ’22 | President
Daniel Nuñez Huaracha is a Neuroscience concentrator in Adams House from Dallas, Texas. In addition to playing in MSO, Daniel plays violin in Mariachi Veritas de Harvard. When Daniel isn’t playing the violin, you can find him working at the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital. In his free time, he also enjoys graphic design and photography.
Nicole Fintel ’24 | Vice President
Nicole Fintel is a violinist studying Government and Environmental Science & Public Policy. She is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska and currently resides in Quincy House. Outside of MSO, Nicole is the Training Director of the Massachusetts Small Claims Advisory Service (SCAS), leads a team of 15 researchers as the Co-Chair of the Institute of Politics Criminal Justice Policy Program, works as a research assistant to a law professor, and is involved in several other IOP, PBHA, and environmental organizations on campus. Her other hobbies include ballet, hiking, hanging out in museums, and admiring the works of Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi. Nicole joined MSO her very first semester at Harvard and is honored to serve as VP this year!
Jasper Schoff ’22 | Co-Music Director
Jasper Schoff is a conductor, violinist, classical vocalist in training, and historical musicologist. He is a senior living in Lowell House pursuing a joint concentration in History and Music, and is currently writing a very nerdy and niche thesis about prefatory material and the construction of the listener in seventeenth-century French printed music. He is absolutely so excited to serve as co-MD of the Mozart Society Orchestra with Clara, and is thrilled to be a part of such an inclusive and fun musical community!! This season, Jasper will also be Music Directing and conducting Harvard College Opera’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro. As a singer with that company, he has previously performed the role of the Baritone Armed Guard in Die Zauberflöte (2020) and more recently, took a small tenor solo from Purcell’s “Music for a While” in the virtual 2021 mainstage show, Of Wink and Trance. In 2020, he was privileged to serve as MD of the Harvard Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ production of Kiss Me, Kate, and Ensemble Director of Lowell House Opera’s Sweeney Todd, although both shows were victims of the beginning of the pandemic. Around campus, Jasper performs almost every morning at the Memorial Church as a tenor with the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir. He has been a member of the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra and the Bach Society Orchestra as a violinist, and has performed on Harvard’s wonderful organs in several recitals for the Organ Society (although his organ chops are now almost non-existent). Earlier this year, he workshopped an excerpt from Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor in a masterclass with international concert violinist and rising star Simone Porter. Jasper’s favourite dhall food is the lunchtime chili, but the nice one with the meat and beans, not the horrible vegetarian one that comes around every few days. He is frequently victim to child locks (read: he has the mental capacity and common sense of a literal child), and once went a full two and half hour long seminar without noticing that he had put his shirt on backward before leaving his room. Every so often he will try to grow out his facial hair, and when he does, you must tell him that it looks stupid or he won’t shave, which will inevitably turn out badly for him. Jasper, you cannot grow a mustache. He is known for turning up to Morning Prayers with the Choral Fellows in board shorts and Ugg boots, which makes everyone in the group thankful that the University Choir robes extend all the way down. Maybe his biggest claim to fame as a musician is that he once dislocated his shoulder dancing backstage to the Overture from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (and then went on to perform in the rest of that night’s show anyway!! Albeit with the blocking hastily changed so that he didn’t have to use his left arm).
Clara Nguyen ’23 | Co-Music Director
Chinyere (CJ) Obasi ’24 | Associate Music Director
Ben Hintzman ’24 | Co-social chair
Erin Guetzloe ’23 | Co-social Chair
Erin Guetzloe is a pianist residing in Canaday, who is planning to concentrate in Government along with History and Literature or Economics. Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, she is savoring every minute of her time in beautiful, historic New England – especially the gorgeous fall colors. Apart from MSO, Erin is involved with the Phillip Brooks House Association and the Institute of Politics, where she participates in the Harvard Political Union and the Women’s Initiative in Leadership. In her free time, she enjoys dancing with the O’Shea-Chaplin Irish Dance Academy, accompanying for choral groups, reading classic literature, exploring Boston, drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea, and spending time with friends.