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Tuesday Pipes. 25-minute organ concert by Eastman organists and guests

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School - Off Campus Christ Church
  • Date:
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
  • Time:
    12:10 PM to 12:35 PM
Event Description


Every Tuesday, Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present free organ concerts at Christ Church in downtown Rochester. Come out on your next lunch break!

Caroline Robinson is pursuing the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance and Literature in the studio of David Higgs, having completed the Masters at Eastman in 2016. Originally from Greenville, SC, Caroline received her Bachelor of Music at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied with Alan Morrison. Upon being awarded a grant from the J. William Fulbright fellowship fund, Caroline spent the 2013-14 school year in Toulouse, France, where she studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional under Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jansen (organ), as well as Yasuko Bouvard (harpsichord). Caroline is the First Prize winner of the 11th Annual Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival (2008) and in the Tenth Annual West Chester University Organ Competition (2010). She was a quarterfinalist in the 2017 St. Albans International Organ Festival. As a young performer, Caroline has had the opportunity to perform at several important venues, including the famed Wanamaker organ at Macy’s (Philadelphia), Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), St. Thomas Fifth Avenue (NYC), Harvard Memorial Church (Cambridge, MA), and the Kauffman Center (Kansas City). She has given recitals at the 2015 AGO Region III Convention and the 2015 and 2016 OHS Conventions. She is the recipient of the 2016 Peter B. Knock Scholarship Fund award and was named one of 2016 “20 Under 30” in the profession by the Diapason magazine. She currently works as Assistant Organist to Director of Music Peter DuBois at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester. She also serves as the Executive Assistant for Outreach within Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI).

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. In 2011, Amanda graduated from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the School of Music with a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Sacred Music. During her time at Yale, Amanda studied organ with Martin Jean and Choral Conducting with Maggie Brooks, and was the only candidate in her class to receive the Church Music Studies Certificate for additional sacred music and theological studies. 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. Amanda has also completed the requirements for a minor in Choral Conducting during her doctorate. She has participated in masterclasses with several accomplished organists, including Jon Laukvik, Ludger Lohmann, Alan Morrison, Jacques van Oortmerssen, Stephen Tharp, Thomas Trotter, and Harald Vogel, among others.

Amanda has performed internationally at venues across the USA and Europe. In 2015, she was a featured performer at the New Haven Regional American Guild of Organists Convention. In 2016, she joined the roster of concert artists at the Organ Historical Society Convention in Philadelphia and received 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.”Amanda has also been featured several times on the radio show Pipedreams LIVE!.

Amanda 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, and in 2017, she served as a juror for the 24th annual L. Cameron Johnson Organ Competition in Storrs, CT. Amanda is a six-time winner of the American Baptist Scholarship and an eight-time winner of the National Religious Music Week Scholarship.  She is the Director of Music at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Rochester, NY, and at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Webster, NY.

This concert is free and open to the public.

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