Victoria (Tori) Caruso grew up in Northern New Hampshire where she learned to love music from a very young age. She has been a performer with Jazz Trios in Northern New Hampshire and was recently a performer on staff at the Omni Mount Washington Resort performing in their weekly Jazz Nights. Tori graduated from The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy, with Voice as her principal instrument. At Berklee, Tori was given the opportunity to grow and develop her vocal technique in many styles including, jazz, classical, musical theatre, and contemporary with many talented professors. Tori was selected, from a competitive group of students, as a solo performer at the Pop, Rock, Country Showcase to display her skillfulness in contemporary styles.
Currently, Tori lives in Nashua, NH and services schools in Northern Massachusetts as a Board-Certified Music Therapist. She is excited to teach voice at NCMS and looks forward to the opportunity to pass on the valuable lessons she has learned to her students.
Voice Instructor and Executive Director
Lindsay Rinaldi, Voice Instructor, is an active performer and educator originally from Nashua, NH. Outside of the classroom, Lindsay can be found performing throughout the greater Boston area on the operatic stage. She has recently been seen in productions with Metrowest Opera, Friends of the Performing Arts Concord, MA, Riverside Theaterworks and the Diva Day Foundation. Lindsay has also shared the stage with area symphonies such as the Concord Orchestra, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Longy Chamber Orchestra, The Great Waters Music Festival Orchestra and the Metrowest Opera Orchestra. She was also engaged with the Key West Symphony Orchestra as a Young Artist for two summer seasons.
Lindsay also has great enthusiasm for Jazz, Musical Theater and Contemporary vocal styles. After performing in Marvin Hamlisch's "A Chorus Line" and Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" she became fascinated with the technique of "belting" and has dedicated a significant amount of time and study to learning how to train a generation of" healthy belters".
Before coming to Boston to complete her Masters in Opera Performance at The Longy School of Music, Lindsay studied and performed in Milan, Italy at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica, Universita Cattolica and Scuola Politecnica di Design. Lindsay holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Performance from the University of Maine, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with High Honors. She is also a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Kappa Lamda National Honor Societies. This academic background serves as an inspiration for her ongoing project to publish her research on the works of the forgotten Italian composer, Saverio Mercadante.
In addition to serving as the Executive Director and Voice Instructor at the Nashua Community Music School, Lindsay is also an Adjunct Instructor of Voice and Music Education at Southern New Hampshire University.