Dr. Maxine Thevenot

“She elicits huge and brilliant
sounds with a minimum of
conducting movement—the
mark of one who has the utmost
confidence in her singers.”
Albuquerque Journal, June 2011

Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Maxine Thévenot is one of North America’s leading young choral directors. Equally at home working with amateur and children’s choirs as with adult professional singers, Dr. Thévenot has trained and conducted ensembles across Canada and the USA. Acclaimed by The American Organist for her “consummate musicianship,” in her capacity as Director of Cathedral Music and organist at the Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, New Mexico, she conducted the Cathedral Choir on tour in the UK at St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral and York Minster, and directed the choir’s most recent recording, Missa Campanella. Regarding this recording, the Association of Anglican Musicians praised Dr. Thévenot’s “very
fine direction” and “a lovely sound, rich in enthusiasm, warm in tone, and with a contagious energy to their performances.”
In 2006, Maxine Thévenot founded Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico. She has since led this ensemble, New Mexico’s only resident professional vocal ensemble, in a number of major projects including sold-out performances of Handel’s Messiah with an all-
male solo quartet. The Santa Fe New Mexican declared, “one can feel how precisely and warmly Thévenot conducts this music.”
Dr. Thévenot is also director of the University of New Mexico women’s choir, Las Cantantes, and has made three commercial recordings with the group, whose “sensitive, heartfelt singing” was lauded by the American Record Guide.
Maxine Thévenot holds degrees from the University of Saskatchewan (Bachelor of Music) and the Manhattan School of Music (Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts), where she was twice recipient of the Bronson Ragan Award for “most outstanding organist”. She is also an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of organists and the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a Fellow of the National College of Music, London, UK.
In addition to her work as a choral director, Dr. Thévenot maintains a distinguished international career as an organ recitalist, recording artist and visiting lecturer at universities. She has also contributed, as a writer and photographer, to several international publications.

Maxine Thevenot

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Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

Jean-Luc Matton •+
Zachary Bush
Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Frank Murry

Valerie Potter
Jiyoun Hur ••

Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

Melissa Peña ••+
Lauren Keating ••++

Marianne Shifrin •+
Lori Lovato •••
Timothy Skinner

Lori Lovato

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Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

Peter Erb
Allison Tutton
Katelyn Lewis •••
Maria Long ••••

John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts •••

Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

David Tall

Richard White

Micah Harrow

Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Cornelius

Matthew Tutsky

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