Mr. Monte Maxwell
Director of Chapel Music
MR. MONTE MAXWELL, Director of Chapel Music, and Chapel Organist, received his undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University and his graduate degree from the Juilliard School in New York. He was then invited to study at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he earned the Artist Diploma, the conservatory’s most distinguished degree in Organ Performance. Mr. Maxwell’s performing career has taken him to numerous concert halls, churches, and cathedrals, including esteemed venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Kennedy Center, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He has performed in Europe, South America, and Canada. He served as Staff Organist, performing weekly concerts on Philadelphia’s famed John Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, the largest playing pipe organ in the world, and has performed with Broadway artists, members of the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Mr. Maxwell's annual All Saints' Day Organ Concert has become a staple of the Naval Academy and greater Annapolis cultural community. The standing-room-only event drew some 3,000 people into the Naval Academy Chapel, breaking all records in attendance for any event through the Chapel's history. Due to the popularity of this event, the Academy now offers two ticketed performances of this concert each year. In his free time, Mr. Maxwell is an avid roller coaster enthusiast and a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts.