Amanda Mole is appointed assistant director of music and principal organist for St. Joseph Catholic Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio.
She is the winner of the 8th International Musashino-Tokyo Organ Competition (2017), as well as the first prize and audience prize winner of the Miami International Organ Competition (2016), the winner of the Arthur Poister Organ Competition (2014), the John Rodland Memorial Organ Competition (2014), and is recipient of the Peter B. Knock Award (2014). Since 2017, she has served as juror for live and preliminary rounds for several organ competitions, and she was named a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2016.
Mole has performed at venues across the United States, Europe, and Japan. She was a featured performer at the 2015 New Haven regional convention of the American Guild of Organists and the conventions of the Organ Historical Society in 2016 and 2018. She has also been broadcast several times on the radio show Pipedreams LIVE! Recording projects include a CD of music for trombone and organ with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra trombonist Lisa Albrecht and the Hohenfels trombone quartet.
Amanda Mole is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree as a student of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. In 2011, she graduated from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and School of Music with a Master of Music degree in organ performance and sacred music. During her time at Yale, she studied organ with Martin Jean and choral conducting with Marguerite L. Brooks. Prior to Yale, she obtained a Bachelor of Music degree with honors at Eastman while studying with William Porter, and, prior to Eastman, she studied with Larry Schipull and Patricia Snyder. Mole leaves her position as director of music at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Rochester, New York. She is represented in North America by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.
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