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Amanda Mole (United States)

Amanda Mole (b. 1986) is originally from Holden, Massachusetts and currently 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 degree in Sacred Music and Organ Performance. In addition to her degree, Amanda was the only candidate in her class to receive the Church Music Studies certificate. Prior to Yale, she received a Bachelor of Music degree with honors at Eastman studying with William Porter. In addition to her formal studies, Amanda has also participated in masterclasses with Jon Laukvik, Ludger Lohmann and Harald Vogel, among others. She is a five-time winner of the American Baptist Scholarship and a seven-time winner of the National Religious Music Week Scholarship. Amanda currently serves as the Director of Music at Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsford, New York.


Round I, Part I

Muffat — Toccata VII from Apparatus musico-organisticus (1690)

J. S. Bach — “An Wasserflüssen Babylon,” BWV 653

J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532

Round I, Part II

Froberger — Partita auff die Mayerin in G major, FbWV 606

Weckmann — Canzona in D minor

Frescobaldi — Toccata nona from Il primo libro, F. 2.09

Round II

Graun — Organ Concerto in G minor – 1. Animoso

Bruhns — “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland”

J. S. Bach — “Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter,” BWV 650

C. P. E. Bach — Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, Wq. 119/7


J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548

Heiller — Ecce lignum crucis

Joseph Rheinberger (1839–1901) — Passacaglia from Sonata No. 8, op. 132

Robert Schumann (1810–1856) — Etudes Nos. 1 and 2 from Etuden in kanonischer Form für Orgel, op. 56

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) — Organ Sonata No. 4 in B-flat major, op. 65