She was principal cellist of the Orchestra of St Luke's, but left that position for a teaching position at Bennington College in Vermont. Later she returned to New York City and continued to teach and tour internationally. She also coached chamber musicians at the Manhattan School of Music.
She also recorded for many record labels, including Albany, AMC, Angel, Argo, Artek, Biddulph, CBS World Records, Columbia, CRI, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Leonarda, Musical Heritage, Nonesuch, Northeastern, Opus One, Orion, Sony/Virgin and Vanguard.
Maxine Neuman died after a long battle with cancer on 13 December 2022, aged seventy-four.