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Coming up!

Friday, November 3

Fifth Annual Young Artist Recital
Amanda Mole, organist

Saturday, November 4
Workshop

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T2015/2016 Executive Boardhe Binghamton Chapter was founded in 1929 and supports the goals of its parent organization, the American Guild of Organists. Our chapter hosted the Regional Convention in 2001 and has participated in such outreach events as the 2008 Organ Spectacular. This past year saw our first sponsorship of a Pedals, Pipes and Pizza event, designed to introduce young piano students to the organ. Our chapter has been represented at every recent Regional and National convention. Our small but active group of approximately 55 members plans a variety of events to serve a diversity of needs. On many occasions, we invite members of neighboring chapters to participate in our events adding to the enjoyment of each occasion. Some of us are organists, some of us build organs, and others are simply happy listeners.  Most importantly, we enjoy getting together to share our mutual love of organs and organ music.

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2017/2018 Young Artist Recital

RIP Paul Stapel


Amanda Mole Our fifth annual Young Artist Recital, now co-sponsored by the United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton, will take place at 7:30 PM on Friday, November 3. Amanda Mole will perform this year's recital at the church, performing works by Bach, Vierne, Reger, Muhly, Buxtehude, Alain and Widor.  On Saturday, November 4,  9:00 am, Amanda will conduct a workshop (no admission fee) in the rear gallery at United Presbyterian Church.

Amanda Mole is originally from Holden, Massachusetts and is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate studying with David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music. Amanda is a graduate of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the School of Music with a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Sacred Music, having studied organ with Martin Jean and Choral Conducting with Maggie Brooks. Her Bachelor of Music degree with honors at Eastman was obtained while studying with William Porter. Prior to Eastman she studied with Larry Schipull and Patricia Snyder.

Amanda has been a featured performer at the New Haven Regional American Guild of Organists Convention and in 2016 joined the roster of concert artists at the Organ Historical Society Convention in Philadelphia, receiving consistent excellent reviews in The American Organist, The Diapason, and The Tracker magazines, hailing her as a "rising star" and describing her as playing "with authority and flair." She has also been
Paul Stapel

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featured several times on the radio show Pipedreams LIVE! and has recorded a CD on the Naxos music label.

In September 2017, Amanda won First Prize at the 8th International Organ Competition Musashino-
Tokyo in Japan, where she will return for a concert tour in 2019. She is the first-place and audience prize winner of the 2016 Miami International Organ Competition, and the first-place winner of the 2014 Arthur Poister Organ Competition, the 2014 John Rodland Memorial Organ Competition, and the 2014 Peter B. Knock Award. She was a finalist in the 2015 Bach-Liszt International Organ Competition in Erfurt, Germany.

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