Executive Board of Directors
President and Treasurer
Mike owns Edge Business Solutions, an accounting, human resources, and business consulting firm in Massachusetts. By day, he sees clients across all different industries and all over the country, and by night, he takes on a different yet creative role.
Mike is an avid music director and conductor, having music directed/director/conducted or played in Seussical, Heathers the musical, Newsies, Chicago, Matilda, Avenue Q, The Rocky Horror Show, School of Rock, Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, Peter Pan, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, 42nd Street, Cinderella, Once on This Island, Evita, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Grand Hotel, West Side Story, Seussical, Oliver, The Wizard of Oz, 3 Ghosts, The Butler Did It, Singing, Rumors, The Philadelphia Story, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Murder on the Nile, A Murder is Announced, Mary Poppins, Twisted and many more.
An avid pianist, Mike also plays in pit orchestras throughout New England when he is not actively engaged in music direction.
Mike is the Director of Music/Organist at Saint Anna Parish in Leominster and the resident music director at Dramatically Incorrect Theatre Group. He is also a concert organist, having performed throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C. Mike founded the NWCSO in 2021 and was a co-founding member of StageWorks, Inc.
Michael has studied with pianist David Sears and organists Brian Lloyd Burgess, Dr. Robin Dinda, Dr. David Laskey, Paul Roy & James David Christie
In his spare time, of which there is very little, he is practicing, developing his business and spending time with his adult children Christian and Michaela.
Tinson Lam is a music educator, arts administrator, and professional musician from Lowell, Massachusetts. Tinson completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with vocal & instrumental emphases from Asbury University in Kentucky. Tinson signed on as a violin instructor for the Bluegrass Arts Collective during his undergraduate studies for three years. He also sang in several opera/musical theatre workshops and choral residencies in England & Italy.
Olivia is a Lowell-based music educator and soprano with a BM and MM in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. As an educator, Olivia has a passion for fostering a lifelong love of music in her students and making music education accessible to all. No matter where a student may be coming from, Olivia believes it is essential to meet the students where they are and work together to grow from there.
Throughout her musical journey, Olivia has been involved in vocal ensembles of different varieties for over ten years including chamber choirs, concert choirs, show choirs, and small groups. Olivia had the pleasure of acting as the Assistant Conductor of the University Choir at UMASS Lowell during the 2021-2022 school year, working with Dr. Jonathan Richter.
Additionally, Olivia ran UMass Lowell’s premiere female-identified a cappella group Fermata Nowhere for three years as General Manager of the group. Olivia has continued her education abroad, participating in the Sarteano Choral Conducting Workshop in Sarteano, Tuscany (2019, 2022) working with conducting experts Simon Carrington and Brian O’Connell.
Olivia is also a private voice instructor and coach, where she works one-on-one with students, individualizing goals and differentiating instruction that best supports the student in their journey. As a performer, Olivia is a classically trained soprano also specializing in musical theatre and choral styles. She continues to study and refine her instrument because she believes to be the best teacher, she must also be the best she can be at her craft.
Board Members At Large
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Sarah is an elementary band and music teacher in Westborough, MA. She has a dual degree in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has taught private woodwind lessons in various school districts around Massachusetts and has worked to prepare students for district and college auditions. As a performer, Ms. Harney plays in various musical pit orchestras as well as with the North Worcester County Symphony Orchestra.
Member at Large
Karyn Crouthamel teaches cello privately from her in-home studio in Chelmsford MA. The Crouthamel Cello Studio's goal is to bring her students and other string players in the community to play in small ensembles, just as she had many ensemble opportunities growing up in a very musical family outside of Syracuse NY. She then continued to play during college in the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (NC). She had the wonderful opportunity to be the cellist for UNCW's select choir and travel around Germany, performing in many old cathedrals, as well as other venues.
After college, she played in small ensembles and recorded with several guitarists in Seattle, while pursuing her love of rowing. Finally now settling into MA, she has returned to her roots and love of music while raising her 4 children. All of whom are finding their own path with music and dance! And she is thrilled to be part of the North Worcester County Symphony Orchestra, while also playing in area pit orchestras and the Firebird Pops Orchestra.
Member at Large
Nicole O'Toole has been teaching music in Massachusetts since the early 90s and playing flute for over 40 years. She holds a degree in music education from UMass Amherst and a Master's in Flute Performance from UMass Lowell having studied with Doug Worthen. Nicole teaches beginning band in her hometown of Bedford, Massachusetts, where she also serves as the K-12 Program Director of Performing Arts. Nicole performs with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, the Flute Orchestra of Groton Hill, the North Worcester County Symphony Orchestra, and the Firebird Pops Orchestra. Her arrangements for the flute choir include the entire Mozart Clarinet Concerto and the first movement of Cimarosa’s Concerto for Two Flutes. These can be heard on the YouTube channel of the Flute Orchestra of Groton Hill. Nicole’s other interests include photography, yoga, and hiking mountains with her husband Tom, and two sons.