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.
she has collaborated with the New Mexico Philharmonic, 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’.
Please visit her website www.maxinethevenot.com for