Conductor, Vocal Coach, Recitalist and Educator Elaine Rinaldi is a versatile performer with over 35 years’ experience on the concert stage. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Orchestra Miami, a professional symphonic ensemble based in Miami, Florida, where for the past 13 season she has programmed and conducted performances which critics have called “thrilling” and “absolutely exceptional”. Of the many highlights of her work with Orchestra Miami, she was most recently recognized with the First Prize in The American Prize Ernst Bacon Award for the Performance of American Music, in the professional ensemble division, for her performance of Marvin David Levy's Inquisition & Masada. In addition to her work with Orchestra Miami, Rinaldi is much in demand as an opera conductor. Recent appearances include performances with the Miami Music Festival (L’Incoronzione di Poppea & Die Zauberflöte), Mezzano Romantico Summer Festival (Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica), Opera Orlando (Don Giovanni), Tri-Cities Opera (Don Giovanni) among others. As a vocal coach, she has held the positions of Senior Vocal Coach at Opera in the Ozarks, led the Young Artist program at former Dicapo Opera and was a Lecturer in Vocal Coaching at the University of Miami for 8 years.