Organ - Adjunct Professor
D.M.A. Organ Performance & Literature, Eastman School of Music
M. M. Organ Performance & Literature, Eastman School of Music
B. M. Organ Performance, Indiana University
Performance Certificate - Organ Performance, Indiana University
Dr. Dianne Maynard-Christensen joined the music faculty of Roberts Wesleyan College in 2003 to teach organ. She is also on the music faculty at Nazareth College. She serves as the Director of Music and Organist for Faith Lutheran Church in Rochester, NY where she oversees eight vocal and instrumental ensembles. Dr. Maynard has appeared throughout the United States as a recitalist and has been heard on the nationally syndicated radio program, Pipedreams. She has given lectures and master classes in organ literature, church music, and various worship related topics for colleges, churches, and professional organizations around the country. A recent Dean of the Rochester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Dr. Maynard is committed to providing educational opportunities for organists of all ages. She is especially dedicated to bringing the pipe organ to young people. She has served on the faculty of a number of Pipe Organ Encounters in various states and has been an adjudicator for organ competitions on both the national and regional levels.
Dr. Maynard holds the Doctor of Music and the Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with David Higgs, Russell Saunders, and David Craighead. Her Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance was earned under the tutelage of Larry Smith atIndianaUniversity, where she was also awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate. Dr. Maynard has won prizes in a number of national organ competitions and is a member of several national honor societies.