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Combined Organist / Choir-Director Position

30% position (TV-EKBO) C-Kirchenmusiker


The American Church Berlin (Schöneberg) is looking for an organist and choir director based on a 30% position according to the Tarifvertrag der Evangelischen Kirche Berlin-Brandenburgschlesische Oberlausitz (TV-EKBO) C-Kirchenmusiker guidelines. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Playing the organ and/or piano at Sunday services throughout the year, including special services: Holy Week, Easter, Christmas Eve and Day and occasional extra services (Other occasional services will be agreed upon in conversation with the Pastor). Length of services usually will not exceed 90 minutes.
  • Conducting and possibly accompanying the choir at worship services. The choir traditionally provides anthems or special music on two of the monthly Sunday worship services. The Chamber Choir is on vacation during the months of July and August.
  • Leading one mid-week rehearsal (presently Tuesdays, 19:30-21:00) and a Sunday morning warm-up rehearsal at 10:30 with the Chamber Choir in preparation for the singing of anthems/special music during the service.
  • Helping to build the music program at ACB through recruiting and outreach.

Applications should please be sent to:

American Church in Berlin e.V.
c/o Claudia Askes-Blum
Leberstr. 7
10829 Berlin
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Amelia Puspita

     We are excited to have Dr. Amelia Puspita serving as ACB Organist. Amelia has been with ACB since June 2011 and is a talented musician and accompanist. Together with her husband, Dr. Andreas Boelcke, they have established the Piano Academy Berlin. You can learn about Dr. Puspita and the Piano Academy Berlin by clicking on the academy's name.



 ACB CHamber Director

Paul Johannes Roßmann (*1993) received his first piano lessons at age six. After A-levels, he graduated from RWTH Aachen University with a B.Sc. Chemistry first, before turning his interest back to music.

In spring 2019, he graduated from UdK Berlin University of Arts with a B.Mus. Church Music, majoring conducting (choir: Prof. Kai-Uwe Jirka / orchestra: Harry Curtis). He took classes with conductors Frank Markowitsch, Stefan Parkman, and Jörg-Peter Weigle. Further important ideas were given by Prof. Leo van Doeselaar (hammerclavier), and Prof. Paolo Crivellaro (organ).

 Paul J. Roßmann works in Berlin as conductor, repetiteur, and organist; leading the Richardchor Neukölln, the ACB Chamber Choir, assisting at Otto-Sinfoniker symphony orchestra, accompanying silent movies as a member of the Babylon Film Orchestra Berlin, and giving solo concerts as organist.



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