Acclaimed for her ‘solid musicianship, technical security and poise’ by The American Organist (AGO), Maxine Thévenot is a versatile artist hailed for her skillful, musical playing, conducting and accompanying.
Winner of the Canadian Bach competition in 2000, her solo recital career has taken her to major European venues including Westminster Abbey, Notre Dame de Paris, Magdeburger Dom, and Turin, Italy. A featured performer in several national and regional AGO and Royal Canadian College of Organists conventions in the past decade, she has broadcast on CBC, NPR and has made 15 commercially released recordings for Raven CD.
Dr. Thévenot is Canon Precentor, Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, NM; Founding and Artistic director of New Mexico’s professional vocal ensemble – Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico; and Dr. Thévenot is adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico as director of Las Cantantes – women’s choir as well as one of the Alumni Chapel organists and adjunct organ instructor. As a chorus master, she has collaborated with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Performance Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Symphony in large scale choral-orchestral works. A member of the duo, Air & Hammers, she concertizes with English baritone, Edmund Connolly. She is a published choral composer with Paraclete Press.
A native of Canada, Dr. Thévenot received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Saskatchewan, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Manhattan School of Music where she was twice awarded the Bronson Ragan Award for ‘most outstanding organist’. Maxine is an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. She was made an Honorary Fellow of the National College of Music, London, UK in 2006 for her ‘services to music’.