Meet Our Staff
Executive Director, Lindsay Rinaldi
Lindsay Rinaldi was appointed as the Executive Director of the Nashua Community Music School in July of 2014. Rinaldi plans to uphold the mission of the school as well as supply new inspiration and direction that will undoubtedly result in an exciting period of growth and enhanced musical opportunities for our students and families.
Over the past year, Rinaldi has lead NCMS to new heights by establishing a string program, an active scholarship campaign, a music outreach program and an enhanced student recital series. "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 from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
Prior to assuming her new position, Lindsay Rinaldi served as the main voice instructor for one of the most active and thriving private studios NCMS has hosted in the past four years. 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.
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 for the past few years. We have great confidence that Ms. Rinaldi will be able to utilize her vast array of experience in order to lead the Nashua Community Music School to a new height of creative musical excellence.
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: email@example.com