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Dr. Irina Gemsa

Irina Gemsa comes from Nordhausen am Harz and studied German, Russian, and music for teaching at high schools in Erfurt, Halle/Saale, and Odessa (Ukraine). She completed her internship in Magdeburg and then taught German as a foreign language at a secondary school in Erevan (Armenia). Then she entered the teaching profession in Thuringia, where she teaches at various regular schools and high schools, currently at the state’s Herder-Gymnasium Nordhausen, mainly the subjects of German and music in all grades. The management of various singing and instrumental ensembles is an integral part of her everyday professional life. In January 2023, Irina Gemsa received her doctorate under Professor Georg Maas at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Halle/Saale on the subject of music by Johann Sebastian Bach in literary films and published her dissertation in September under the title “Das Buch, der Film und der Bach” at the Schüren Verlag Marburg.