Executive Director, Lindsay Rinaldi

         Lindsay Rinaldi was appointed as the Executive Director of the Nashua Community Music School in July of 2014. Rinaldi is always on the hunt for new and exciting ways to uphold the NCMS mission of providing a broad spectrum of learning, listening, and performance opportunities in music with the finest teachers available.

          Over the past 5 years, Rinaldi has lead NCMS to new heights by supplying new inspiration and direction that has incited exponential growth and enhanced musical opportunities. Since 2014, Rinaldi has worked tirelessly to establish a string program, an active scholarship campaign, an enhanced student recital series, a Music Therapy Program, and a wide range of Music Outreach Programming that travels throughout the Greater Nashua Region bringing music to those who need it most.  "These unique components are essential to a community music school experience in Nashua." Rinaldi explains.  These efforts have been rewarded by increased student enrollment and retention, support from area businesses and a grant support from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Nashua Arts Commission, The Rock On Foundation, just to name a few...

            Prior to assuming her new position, Lindsay Rinaldi served as a NCMS voice instructor since 2009. This gave Rinaldi unique insight into how the organization prior to assuming administrative responsibilities. “Being a teacher first has given me the background to provide superb quality assurance in all of our NCMS programs,” Rinaldi says. She is often involved in the constant innovation and creation of new curriculum in partnership with the faculty. “As a community music school, our programs are a team effort. We are always striving to find new ways to our refine our programs so that we can really make our students shine.”  Her dedication to teaching excellence and unparalleled enthusiasm are clearly rewarded by excellent student retention, exceptional student performances and outstanding student success in all musical endeavors throughout the greater Nashua area. 


Contact Lindsay via email: lindsay.rinaldi@nashuacms.org

Rinaldi has years of experience assisting in the creation of new music programs and increased student enrollment for all ages throughout different schools in the greater New England Area including, but not limited to, Rivier University, Southern New Hampshire University, The Bedford Youth Performing Company and The Yamaha Music School of Boston.  She has also gained helpful insight into non-profit management through her role as the West Suburban YMCA Summer Camp Registrar.  Ms. Rinaldi has a MM in Opera Performance from the Longy School of Music, a BM in Voice Performance from the University of Maine, where she graduated with High Honors and as a member of the Pi Kappa Lamda and Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Societies. Ms. Rinaldi is also an Adjunct Instructor of Voice and Music Education at Southern New Hampshire University, and currently serves as a member of the Nashua Arts Commission and is deeply involved on the Steering Committee for the Nashua Performing Arts Center.


Assistant Director, Ashley Wright

Ashley has a breadth of experience in administration, music, and music management. She currently works as the Office Registrar at the Nashua Community Music School and manages the New England Chamber Players and Barbershop Ladies of Tallahassee (where she was a founding member). Ashley designed and implemented both the NECP and BLT websites, as well as designed the BLT logo. She was formerly an usher and stage crew member at the Florida State University Ruby Diamond Auditorium, and a resident assistant and office assistant at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. She received her first bachelor's degree in physics (with a music minor) from Boston University. She worked as an engineer for two years before returning to school for her music degree, and she spent last summer as a software intern.

Ashley has played with the Nevers’ Second Regiment Band, the Southern New Hampshire University Wind Symphony, and she attended the Belgian Clarinet Academy last summer. She recently graduated with a BA in Music from Florida State University as a clarinet major, where she studied with Dr. Deborah Bish. For other musical accomplishments: last year, Ashley composed a film score that was recorded by the Florida State University Philharmonia Orchestra and played tenor saxophone and sung backup vocals in the FSU Ruby Diamond Auditorium for the FSU Blues Band with Charles Atkins. 


Her full experience can be found on her LinkedIn profile. She may be contacted at: ashley.wright@nashuacms.org

NCMS Support Staff


Marisa Morin

NCMS Support Staff & Teaching Assistant


Sarah Dobens

NCMS Support Staff