Max Nolin, Membership Coordinator

Norwood School

Bethesda, MD

Max Nolin is a choral conductor, music educator, and church musician based out of Bethesda Maryland and Northern Virginia. As a music educator Max has a passion for inspiring students to become lifelong musicians. He is currently the Middle School Choir and Handbell Director at Norwood School, located in Bethesda, Maryland where he works with grades 5-8. Previously he was the grade 6-12 vocal music teacher at the Edmund Burke School, in Washington DC where he was responsible for developing and growing the vocal music program. Max is the artistic director of the Loudoun Chorale, a one hundred voiced community choir based out of Leesburg, VA. Max has led the chorale in a diverse selection of choral music including major performances of Brahms’ German Requiem and Handel’s Messiah. Max is also the Sanctuary Choir Director at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Bethesda, Maryland where he prepares a volunteer choir in varied repertoire for weekly worship services.

Max received his Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey under the guidance of Dr. Joe Miller. While at Westminster, Max was the assistant conductor of the school's touring and flagship ensemble, the Westminster Choir. He helped prepare the choir for their West Coast Tour and performances at Spoleto Festival USA. He also led them in a performance of the Poulenc Gloria on the Westminster Choir College campus. His choral singing experiences with the school included performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Vienna Philharmonic. Max received his undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace University located outside of Cleveland, Ohio. At Baldwin Wallace, he double majored in voice performance and music history and literature while studying conducting with Dr. Dirk Garner.

Max serves as membership coordinator on the board of the MD/DC chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He is also in demand as a clinician for school and community choirs. Max is an advocate for diverse and high-quality music prepared and performed with a tremendous sense of joy and community. He believes every person should have a place to sing.

Email Max at: maxknolin[at]