Madeleine Montgomery holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in piano performance from Brigham Young University, and a piano performance ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is also a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through the Music Teachers National Association. Her teachers have included Dr. Scott Holden, Dr. Jeffrey Shumway, Dr. Irene Peery-Fox, Linda Kundert, and Janice Waite.

Madeleine is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, and has adjudicated for festivals and competitions hosted by Art City Academy, the Sandy Piano Festival, Utah Federation of Music Clubs, and Encore Piano Teachers Association. She loves teaching, and her students participate regularly in local festivals, competitions, and Royal Conservatory exams. In addition to her experience as a private teacher, Madeleine worked as a graduate teaching assistant during her time at BYU, teaching undergraduate aural skills, group piano, and private lessons.

Madeleine enjoys both solo and collaborative work. She was a winner in the BYU Senior Concerto Competition in 2019, earning a performance with the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra the same year. Madeleine has also placed first in the Great Composer Series Bach competition.

Madeleine loves new music. She had the opportunity to premiere the piano quintet Recreational Math by local composer Bradley Korth, and is frequently on the hunt for works by living composers to perform. In 2021, she was the recipient of the BYU Minerva Teichert Prize for Creative Work for her performance of Kelly-Marie Murphy’s Star Burning Blue and an accompanying written piece. Madeleine’s writing on Murphy’s work was published in the 2022 issue of the AWE: A Woman’s Experience journal.

As a collaborator, Madeleine works frequently with chamber groups, vocalists, choirs, and instrumentalists, learning and performing large volumes of repertoire each year. She has played for the BYU voice department’s language labs, and is currently a staff pianist for the University of Utah Musical Theatre program. She also works privately with many university music performance students and several string studios in the area. Madeleine enjoys choral singing, and was a soprano in the BYU Women’s Chorus and BYU Concert Choir for four years. She also loves playing viola-piano duets with her husband, Hunter. Besides duets on their primary instruments, Madeleine and Hunter have arranged ensembles involving the violin, organ, melodica, mandolin, and kalimba, and plan to continue adding to their instrument collection.

When she isn’t at the piano, Madeleine loves to read, bake, travel, enjoy nature, and spend time with her husband. She grew up in Canada and loves to visit home as often as she can. She hopes to one day own an accordion, and is learning to ski and play pickleball.

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