Pianist Madeleine Gaudette is from Tignish, Prince Edward Island. In 2019, Madeleine graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Dr. Stephen Runge. She recently completed her Master's in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Memorial University, where she studied with Dr. Kristina Szutor and was named a Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies.
Madeleine fell in love with the piano at the age of eight, beginning with the Music for Young Children Program with Brenda Lee Perry. She then continued her piano studies up until university with Mount Allison's Local Centre Examinations, from which she was awarded highest mark in the province multiple times. Madeleine has performed in festivals and recitals across Atlantic Canada. She has represented in the advanced piano category at the PEI Kiwanis Provincial Music Festival as well as New Brunswick's Provincial Music Festival, where she placed first in the Senior Canadian Composer Class. Madeleine has also attended the Orford Music Academy, and played in master classes for Dr. Katherine Dowling, Carter Johnson, and David Jalbert. Additionally, PEI’s Lieutenant Governor, Antoinette Perry, who Madeleine credits as her very first music teacher, awarded her for outstanding piano performance at her local music festivals. Madeleine is inspired by the vastness and beauty of the piano repertoire and strives to always remain curious and to never stop growing.
Since moving to Newfoundland, Madeleine has been an active teacher, performer, adjudicator and collaborative pianist around the province. She has been involved with Giocoso: Teaching Artists of Newfoundland and Labrador, Project Grace, and Shallaway Youth Choir. On top of this, Madeleine is Music Director at Topsail United Church. She loves being able to share her love of music with others. Madeleine has a passion for teaching and has maintained private studios in the past. She believes that it is a teacher's job to give students the tools they need to develop their skills, discover their potential, as well as the joy and impact that music can have in one's life. She strives to meet students where they are at and work together towards their goals.