Lefever, Maxine

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Maxine Lefever


Born: May 30, 1931

Died: June 20, 2004

Country: Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.A.

Studies: Illinois Wesleyan University (1949-51), Western State College-Colorado (B.A.1958), Purdue Univ. (M.S.1964)

Teachers: John Noonan

Maxine Lefever was Professor of Percussion and Assistant Director with the Purdue University Bands for 25 years. She composed 32 published percussion ensembles and has written many articles for national music publications. She served on the MENC foreign travel advisory committee and has lectured often throughout the U.S. on the subjects of percussion performance and musical travel.

Ms. Lefever also served as director of Purdue's summer band camp, was the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the National Band Association (NBA) for ten years, and was Vice President and Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the John Philip Sousa Foundation for 22 years. She also served as chairman of the Sousa National High School Honors Band for twenty years.

In 1971 Maxine founded the American Musical Ambassadors, where she organized and directed European concert band tours for high school students each summer. Maxine is also listed in "Who's Who In America".[1]

Works for Percussion

And Four to Go - Percussion Quartet
Bandlelier - Percussion Trio
Bernalillo - Percussion Quartet
Bluff - Percussion Duo
Bryce Canyon - Percussion Quintet
De Chelly - Percussion Quintet
Desert (Lefever) - Percussion Duo
Dolores - Percussion Trio
Durango - Percussion Quartet
Jive Interlude - Percussion Septet
Lafayette - Percussion Quintet
Mancos - Percussion Trio
Mesa Verde - Percussion Quintet
Monticello - Percussion Quartet
Monument Valley - Percussion Duo
Quint Capers - Percussion Quintet
San Luis - Percussion Quartet
Shiprock - Percussion Quintet
Sixteenths for Snares - Percussion Trio
Sonora - Percussion Trio
Summit - Percussion Duo
Swingin' Along - Percussion Quartet
Tom's Trio - Percussion Trio
Triplet Trickery - Percussion Septet
Triplets by Four - Percussion Quartet
Waltzing Rhythms - Percussion Quartet