Maximilian C. Tenney

Maximilian C. Tenney

Director of Sacred Music

A native of Scottsdale, Arizona, Mr. Tenney had early musical training that included membership in the Phoenix Boy Choir, as well as piano and organ studies from age eight. Undergraduate education at the famed Westminster Choir College, and subsequent graduate studies at the Saint Joseph Seminary, both at Princeton, lead to degrees in Organ Performance, Church Music, and Liturgical Studies. Major teachers included Joan Lippincott (Organ), Joseph Flummerfelt (Conducting), Gerard Farrell, O.S.B. (Gregorian Chant), and Robin Leaver (Church Music). Additional studies were with the noted scholar of Gregorian Chant, Paul Salamunovich, and with the great American Concert Organist Ted Alan Worth. From 2006-2010, Mr. Tenney served as the Assistant Organist to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Frequently in demand as a recitalist and clinician, Mr. Tenney has appeared before conventions of the Church Music Association of America, the American Guild of Organists, and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. As well, he is highly sought after as a consultant on leading pipe and pipe-digital combination organ installations throughout the country. In 2010, Mr. Tenney was honored with the dedication of “Sortie,” by Carson Cooman, Composer-In-Residence at the Memorial Church at Harvard University. The piece is recorded on the historic Skinner Organ at Harvard, on a compact disk of Mr. Cooman’s works released in 2012.

Office Location

St. Joseph Hall Room 223