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Merzi Rajala (FIN)

Merzi Rajala (FIN)

Rajala is a Finnish rhythmic choir conducting pioneer, composer and pedagogue, specialized in
popular music / world music genres, fusions, transcultural collaboration and collective improvisation. Rajala works as lecturer in Global Music Department at the Sibelius Academy, University of Arts Helsinki, and is known as the developer for Global Choir Leadership study-option, looking into the leadership of collective singing from wide cultural and aesthetic perspective. She sees choral conducting skills as a great artistic vehicle to contribute to the society and the world around us all. Rajala also teaches and leads different community engagement projects globally – in the field of artistic activity. She appreciates multicultural and multidisciplinary dialogues as part of her own growth and identity as artist and pedagogy.

Picture: Maarit Kytöharju

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