Maxime Aulio was born in Chartres, France, in 1980. He began his studies of organ at a young age but soon took interest in percussion, harpsichord, then horn, instrument he studied at the Conservatoire National de Région of Toulouse, France. Then, he studied at the Lemmens Conservatory (Jan Van der Roost,…) in Leuven, Belgium, where he graduated in 2006 with a Master in Music, in composition, with conducting option. During the summer of 1999, he composed his first work for concert band, Prophéties, premiered by the band of the Conservatoire National de Région of Toulouse.He has also studied orchestra conducting with the illustrious Conservatory of Paris’s professor Jean-Sébastien Béreau. Sharing ideas with one of his mentors, Eric Villevière, who premiered most of his master works, he doesn’t omit to receive his advices. In 2012, he participates in a masterclass for conducting contemporary music ensembles, given by Jean Deroyer and Ensemble Court-Circuit. In 2013, he improves in Sounpainting and improvisation with ensembles with Walter Thompson, Vincent Lê Quang and Rainer Boesch; then, a few classes at the IRCAM – Max, OpenMusic, Antescofo,… –, with Mikhail Malt, Grégoire Lorieux and Benjamin Thigpen. Interested by wind orchestra history in France - driving him consequently through its military past -, and advocating militant action around it, he succeeded in 2008 a contest to be Military Conductor in French army, with a position at the Principal Wind Band of French Army, until 2013. Selected in 2015 for a DMA (Doctorate in Musical Arts) in Wind Conducting at the University of North Texas (USA), with the maestro Eugene Migliaro Corporon, he unfortunately had to cancel this project. In 2016-2017, he has the position of conductor (orchestras, chamber music, conducting class) at the Conservatory of Tours (France). In addition, he is composer-in-residence. Since 2018, he concentrates his work again on composition (commissioned works, for various ensembles), and participates to numerous training programs and boards of examiners. He also gives time to developing the French Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (AFEEV) with his colleagues and friends from the wind orchestras milieu in France.