Bio


FINNISH RHYTHMIC CHOIR CONDUCTOR PIONEER,
MUSICIAN, COMPOSER AND PEDAGOGUE 
MERZI RAJALA
specialises 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, groove and true energy.

 

Kuva Henrik Kettunen / Cartina

EDUCATION

MuM, Nordic master of Global Music, Sibelius Academy, Finland (2018)
MuM, Vocal Leadership, Royal Academy of Music, Denmark (2016).
BA, Classical choir conducting, University of Applied Scienses, Helsinki, Finland (2013)
Voice Pedagogue degree, Helsinki Pop&Jazz Consevatory, Finland (1999) 

Choir conducting studies, Universidad de Artes, Santiago de Cuba (2003-2004)

CONDUCTOR

CHOIRS – VOCAL GROUPS

Merzi works permanently with three choirs:
Clobal choir / Sibelius Academy, Open Voice / Finnish voice teachers choir
and Partita / Porvoo community college.

At Sibelius Academy she also works as a member of choir commitee,
planning and executing choral projects for University of Arts / Helsinki

As a guest conductor in different projects and choirs around Finland

THEATRE

Conductor – Oulu City Theathre:
Peppi Pitkätossu, premier March 2019
My Fair Lady, premier January 2018
The Addams Family, premier January 2015

LECTURER, PEDAGOG 

Internationally known workshops leader and guest teacher
f.ex Royal Academy of Music (Denmark), University of Nord (Norway),
Europa Cantat 2018, Tampereen Sävel etc.

Resposible teacher:
Global Choir Leadership – Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland and
Vocal ensemble pedagocy – Metropolia, The University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland.

 

                                                      

 

COMPOSER / ARRANGER

Merzi is specialised in rhythmic contemporary  a cappella music,
also composing  for commercial purposes, public events and
music theathre with strong vocal input.


SINGER

At the moment singing in improvising vocal groups such as AITO Collective AITO (Fi) and
Jim Daus Hjernoe´s RAMA Voices (Den).
I also have a long experience as an alto singer in
world wide well known group Adiemus and
in Finnish AiA.

 

 

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