|Assistant Director of Music/Associate Organist
The Falls Church, Falls Church, Virginia
Creator of - “The Sights & Sounds of the Pipe Organ”
Mary Mozelle is a distinguished Concert Organist and Recording Artist, represented by Concert Artist Cooperative since 2006. As a solo recitalist Ms. Mozelle has appeared throughout the United States and in the cathedrals of Exeter and Chester in Great Britain. She is currently serving as Assistant Director of Worship and Music/Associate Organist at The Falls Church, in the city of Falls Church, Virginia. Ms. Mozelle formerly served as the Associate Organist at The National Presbyterian Church in Washington DC.
Ms. Mozelle’s most recent solo recitals have been at Princeton University Chapel, First United Methodist Church, Bradenton, Florida, The National Presbyterian Church, Washington DC, and First Presbyterian Church, Benton, Arkansas. She has also been a soloist at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC, St. Thomas Church, New York City and St. James Cathedral in Chicago.
Ms. Mozelle studied at The University of Chicago, The Chicago Musical College, and West Virginia University, where she received a Master of Music degree in both Organ and Harpsichord Performance. Her teachers have included Clyde English, Robert Reuter and Edward Mondello.
In an effort to introduce the pipe organ to a broader audience, Ms. Mozelle travels to many churches throughout the United States to perform her special program “The Sights and Sounds of the Pipe Organ”. This unique program is bringing her to the attention of an ever-widening circle of admirers impressed by both the narrated performance and her musical artistry. Her presentation of “Sights and Sounds” for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program in 2003 received rave reviews from professional musicians and lay audience members alike.
Mary McLaughlin, Program Coordinator
Recent performances of “The Sights and Sounds of the Pipe Organ” have included First Presbyterian Church, Benton, Arkansas, Cleveland Park Congregational Church, Washington DC, and The National Presbyterian School, Washington DC. For the 2008 National AGO Convention her program will be performed at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
Ms. Mozelle performs as organist and harpsichordist with many orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2000, she was featured as an organ soloist in the Mostly Mozart Festival at The Kennedy Center under the direction of Christopher Hogwood. Other noted conductors with whom she has worked include Leonard Slatkin, Robert Shaw, Mstislav Rostropovich and J. Reilly Lewis.
As a recording artist, Ms. Mozelle has two recordings to her credit. In 2005, she collaborated with U.S. Army Band trumpeter Chuck Seipp on The Wedding Book CD, recorded at The National Presbyterian Church. In 2006 she recorded “Exultate”, Organ Works of Daniel E. Gawthrop, a world premiere recording on the Mander organ at Princeton University Chapel. This recording is on the MSR Classics label and is available at www.MSRCD.com
The Exultate recording has been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program “Pipe Dreams”. Also, Mary Mozelle was the number ONE most requested organist in 2007 on the internet radio program “OrganLive”!
Ms. Mozelle is a member of The American Guild of Organists and has presented solo organ programs for the Northern Virginia Chapter, the Sarasota-Manatee Florida Chapter and in 2008 for the National AGO. She also served on the Planning Committee for the 2003 Region III AGO Convention in Alexandria, Virginia
Ms. Mozelle is available for solo organ recitals, customized presentations of “The Sights and Sounds of the Pipe Organ” and Trumpet & Organ Duo concerts, with trumpeter Chuck Seipp. For more information on recordings and recitals please go to www.PipeOrganPro.com