FINNISH RHYTHMIC CHOIR CONDUCTOR PIONEER,
MUSICIAN, COMPOSER AND PEDAGOGUE MERZI RAJALA
specialices 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
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 Sciences, Helsinki, Finland (2013)
Voice Pedagogue degree, Helsinki Pop&Jazz Conservatory, Finland (1999)
Choir conducting studies, Universidad de Artes, Santiago de Cuba (2003-2004)
CHOIRS – VOCAL GROUPS
Merzi works permanently with two choirs:
Clobal choir / Sibelius Academy
and Partita / Porvoo community college.
At Sibelius Academy she also works as lecturer / Global Music department,
and as a member of choir committee,
planning and executing choral projects for University of Arts / Helsinki
As a guest conductor in different projects and choirs around Europe.
Conductor – Oulu City Theathre:
Peppi Pitkätossu, premier March 2019
My Fair Lady, premier January 2018
The Addams Family, premier January 2015
Internationally known workshops leader and guest teacher
f.ex Royal Academy of Music (Denmark), University of Nord (Norway),
Europa Cantat 2018, Tampereen Sävel etc.
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.
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.