Maxwell Lafontant

Maxwell L.

Saint Paul, MN
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About

Maxwell delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2013

I am a Twin Cities based composer. I've written music for soloists, chamber groups, orchestra, electronics, and the stage. My music has been performed from Iowa to Italy, Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi, by performers such as the Nevada Chamber Orchestra, the Mivos Quartet, the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble, the NEXTET ensemble, Julia Bentley and many others. I have received grants from the Nevada Arts Council and the American Harp Society.

I received his MM at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as the last graduate student of the esteemed Ukranian composer Virko Baley. I received his BA at Luther College under Dr. Brooke Joyce, where my collaborative piece with Kimberly Osberg, The Page-Turners' Retort, received the honor of performance at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.

I've taught both private lessons and classes in guitar, composition and music theory and have received uniformly good post semester reviews. I focus on fundamentals and how those develop into more complex skills.

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Experience

Sales and Service
Jan 2018 - Present
J. W. Pepper

J. W. Pepper is the largest sheet music store in the United States. I spend time assisting schools and individuals in choosing repertoire.

Part time instructor
Aug 2013 - May 2016
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Taught courses on music theory and ear training. Taught individual composition lessons.

Education

Master of Music in Theory and Composition
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Luther College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Feb 2011

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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