Lindsay Rider is honored to be on the NYSTA Board of Directors. An alumna of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music (MM Opera Performance) & Ithaca College (BM Vocal Performance), Lindsay has been inspired by her teacher and mentor, Arthur Levy. Under his tutelage, Lindsay embraced all genres of vocal music, and brings this passion and versatility to her performing and private studio. Additionally, Lindsay has worked with Marianne Barrett, Christiana Stancescu, Glenn Morton, Leslie Uggams, Lisa Vroman, Ron Raines, Victoria Clark, Dona Vaughn, and Carolyn Marlow, to name a few.
Lindsay has performed both nationally & internationally to great acclaim, premiering works such as John Musto’s “Later the Same Evening” (Original Cast recording available), and Robert Sirota’s “Holy Women”. While she has been praised for her performances on stage, Lindsay is equally at home in the recording studio, most recently collaborating on projects for Columbia University and was seen in Season 11 of “American Idol” on Fox.
Since settling in New York, Lindsay has expanded her private studio of voice and piano students, and has taught in various capacities. Most notably, she has served as Assistant Director to the Musical Theatre Program at the Manhattan School of Music; has co-directed Summer Internship programming for The Broadway Dance Center; and organized annual programming for Glamour Magazine.
Originally from outside of Philadelphia, PA, Lindsay was recently humbled to sing for the Philadelphia Phillies.
A passionate supporter of all creative endeavors, active community volunteer and free-lance event producer, Lindsay also serves as Event Manager for Opera Singers Initiative (http://www.operasingersinitiative.org/) and Classic Lyrics Arts (http://www.classiclyricarts.org/) and other non-profit organizations in NYC.