The Summer Series continues with Holden-native Amanda Mole. As always, admission is free (donations accepted).
Amanda Mole is originally from Holden, Massachusetts and is cur- rently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate studying with David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music. In 2011, Amanda graduated from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the School of Music with a Master of Music de- gree in Organ Performance and Sacred Music. Prior to Yale, she obtained a Bachelor of Music degree with honors at Eastman while studying with Wil- liam Porter, and, prior to Eastman, she studied with Larry Schipull and Patricia Snyder.
Amanda has performed internationally in Ireland, England, Germany, and across the US. Last year, she was a featured performer at the New Haven Regional American Guild of Organists Convention. This year, she will join the roster of concert artists at the 2016 Organ Historical Society Convention in Philadelphia.
Amanda is the first-place and audience prize winner of the 2016 Miami In- ternational Organ Competition, and the first-place winner of the 2014 Ar- thur Poister Organ Competition, the 2014 John Rodland Memorial Organ Competition, and the 2014 Peter B. Knock Award. She was also a finalist in the 2015 Bach-Liszt International Organ Competition and a semifinalist in the 2014 Dublin International Organ Competition. Amanda has been featured several times on the radio show Pipedreams LIVE!, and she was chosen by The Diapason magazine as one of the Top 20 Under 30 in 2016, a feature which selects the most successful young artists in the field. She serves as the Director of Music at St. Michael’s Church in Rochester, NY, and at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Webster, NY.