Maxine Montgomery studied at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne (BMus) and the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University (GradDipMus in Opera Performance).
In 2004, she was the recipient of the Opera Foundation Australia Covent Garden National Opera Studio Scholarship, including the Robert and Betty Salzer Award.
Performances include Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor for Melbourne City Opera, Sister Genevieve in Suor Angelica and Micaela in Carmen (Melbourne Opera), Mme. Herz in The Impresario and Constanza in The Abduction from the Seraglio (Lyric Opera of Melbourne), Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus (In Good Company), Pitti-Sing in Hot Mikado (Centre Stage), Clown in Sid the Serpent Who Wanted To Sing (OzOpera Schools Company), Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd (BLOC), Mrs Chase in Stella and Gianetta in Giovanni (both for University of Melbourne Historic Opera Project) and Manuela in Christopher Columbus (Ballarat Opera Festival). A four-time finalist in the Melbourne Herald-Sun Aria, Maxine has also sung in the chorus for Opera Australia, Opera Queensland and Victorian Opera.