Merzi Rajala is specialised in popular music, including world music genres and fusions.
Global Choir Conducting/Sibelius Academy, Helsinki.
She loves games, playfulness and she believes in choral music perfomed with honesty and true energy.
A woman with passion to RHYTHMIC VOCAL MUSIC:
vocal groups, choirs, music theathre.
As a choir conductor her interest is in choral improvisation, world music fusion and Finnish poetry.
Merzi works permanently with three choirs: Clobal choir / Sibelius Academy, Open Voice / Finnish voice teachers
and Partita / Porvoo community college.
At Sibelius Academy she also work as a member of choir commitee,
planning and executing choral projects for University of Arts / Helsinki
Merzi´s latest work as theathre conductor took place at Oulu City Theathre, My Fair Lady, premier January 2018,
where she last worked as a conductor for The Addams Family (premier 2015)
Giving workshops and presentations of working with vocal ensembles in a groovy enviroment.
Resposible teacher: vocal leadership in Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland and
Metropolia, The University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland.
Composer or/and arranger
Merzi is specialised in rhythmic contemporary a cappella music,
also composing for commercial purposes, public events and
music theathre with strong vocal input.
Examples of my compositions:
1.Juna Pohjoisesta, Vocal Group AiA, comp. Merzi Rajala, text.Eila Kivikkaho
2. Kuin kattoja sateen ropina. Vocal Group AiA, comp. Merzi Rajala, text. Anna Aittoniemi.
At the moment singing in improvising vocal groups such as Merzi´z Masters (Fi) and
Jim Daus Hjernoe´s vocal impro group (Den)
multidisciplenary acts and events involving singers and choirs and other artforms.
Also worked as a professional producer 2010-2013
Education in a nutshell:
– Master of Music, Rhythmic vocal leadership, Royal Academy of Music, Denmark (2016).
– Bachelor degree, Classical choir and orchestra conducting, Metropolia, University of applied scienses (2013)
– vocal teacher, Helsinki Pop&Jazz Consevatory (1999)
– Global Music; masters program, Sibelius Academy, Finland (2104->)