Maxine Alstrom has served at several churches in the area as Organist and Choir Director, and is delighted to now have this role at CUMC with this wonderful congregation and choir!
Maxine graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) with a B.A. in Music Education and a minor in Psychology and Women’s Studies. There, she performed with Count Basie, Ramsey Lewis, and the College Jazz Band. She was then on the road for years with ‘Larry and the Exciters’, touring the U.S. and Canada.
Maxine has taught Pre-school music and done many rewarding years as a replacement Music and Vocal Teacher at many public and private Schools; represented Steinway Pianos, demonstrated for keyboard companies around the world; has accompanied countless vocalists, cabarets, and shows of all types; was Music Director at Camp Deeny Reeback and Camp Horizons; teaches private piano students; and performs frequently at private parties and functions with bands and solo throughout the area.
Maxine has performed with many notables including Paul Shaffer, Darlene Love, Ben E. King, Cissy Houston, Bettye Lavette, Bernard Purdie, John Lloyd Young, Steven Van Zandt, and others, playing in concerts at the Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center, and The Bottom Line.
I look forward to getting to know all of you musically!
Thank you, Maxine