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Finnish rhythmic choir conductor pioneer, composer, musician and voice-pedagog
Merzi Rajala is specialised in popular music, including world music genres and fusions. 
In addition to her own choral work Merzi is the responsible lecturer for
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:

AiA

Conductor

 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

theatre

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)

Lecturer, pedagog 

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.

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Kuva Henrik Kettunen / Cartina

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.


Singer

 A long experience as alto singer in vocal groups, such as world known  Adiemus and Finnish group AiA

At the moment singing in improvising vocal groups such as Merzi´z Masters (Fi) and
Jim Daus Hjernoe´s vocal impro group (Den)

 

Producer

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->)

 

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