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Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, Amy Nungesser is currently completing her Master's degree in Organ Performance with a specialization in Piano Pedagogy at the Florida State University.  She received her undergraduate degrees in piano performance and organ performance in 2017 at Florida State University as well, studying with Dr. Iain Quinn and Dr. Heidi-Louise Williams, respectively.  She began piano lessons at the age of seven, and began to pursue organ study in 2013 at FSU with Dr. Quinn.    

Amy began her work in churches as pianist at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Tallahassee, in January 2014.  In November 2015, she was hired as the organist at First Baptist Church, Tallahassee.  She currently holds organist positions at both churches on Sunday mornings and through this work has gained experience accompanying choirs and soloists, playing preludes, postludes, hymns and anthems, and playing for many weddings and funerals.  

  Amy has participated in several competitive summer festivals and conferences in her collegiate career. She attended the Masterworks Festival in the Summer of 2014 receiving piano lessons from Dr. Lori Rhoden, Dr. Eugene Alcalay, Mr. Walter Cosand, Dr. Daniel Paul Horn, and Dr. Li-shan Hung. 

  In the Summer of 2015, Amy was an E. Power Biggs Fellow at the Organ Historical Society National Conference in Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts, gaining the opportunity to study many historic instruments throughout the Northeast of the U.S.A. and hear diverse repertoire played by seasoned performers.  

 In July 2016, Amy was awarded a full-scholarship to attend the Oundle for Organists Summer School. This was a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad and learn from a multitude of distinguished organists and professors from around the world, as well as make connections with other young professionals in the field.  The students participated in multiple master class sessions per day in Oundle and Cambridge, and attended recitals each day.

Her primary teachers have included Mrs. Jeannine Krieger, Ms. Ruo Balko, Mrs. Shirley Brendlinger, Dr. Heidi Louise Williams, and Dr. Iain Quinn.  She has participated in master classes with Dr. Marcelo Lian, Mr. Nicholas Reynolds, Dr. Jean-David Coen, Mr. Kwan Yi, Dmitri Schteinberg, Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra and Dr. Heidi Williams.

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