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IASJ Fact Sheets provide basic information about IASJ Member Schools, used by:

  • students to start and or continue their educational carreer
  • teachers to exchange in pedagogical matters and in jazz research
  • directors of jazz schools to communicate with international colleagues

Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts

Representative: Jussi Kannaste
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00 358505410044

University of the Arts Helsinki
Registrar’s Office
PO Box 38
00097 University of the Arts Helsinki

number of students: 50 to 100 students
annual fee: less than 500 euro
financial support offered: none
language used in the lessons: native language and English
legal status of your school: state university
degrees offered: bachelor, master and phd
teaching training offered: yes

The jazz program at the Sibelius Academy is the only university degree course of its kind in Finland. Its primary function is to provide the highest level of education in Finland regarding music based on the African American tradition. Cooperation with international jazz schools and tutor and concert visits by interesting foreign jazz artists have laid the groundwork for various forms of international activity.

Sibelius Academy first launched the jazz program in 1983. It is well established in Finnish cultural life and on the international jazz scene and brings together top Finnish jazz musicians as teachers and students. Many jazz music students come to Sibelius Academy from abroad and are provided instruction in English. International master class visitors are a permanent and essential feature of jazz music instruction at Sibelius Academy. Past few years these visitors have included Randy Brecker, Tim Hagans, Anders Jormin, Phil Markowitz, Jason Moran, Mike Moreno, Will Vinson, Guillermo Klein, Lars Jansson, Lionel Loueke, Jerry Bergonzi, Ignacio Berroa, Joey Calderazzo, Jim McNeely, Rafael Barata, Ben Monder, Jim Beard and Dave Liebman.

The IASJ is a long standing member of the IMC, the International Music Coucil, affiliated with UNESCO.

The IASJ, founded in 1989, brought together over 3000 jazz students, teachers and directors from all over the world.

The IASJ promotes cultural diversity and does not discriminate towards nationality, religion, gender or age.

IASJ contact information

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E-mail address: info@iasj.com

General Information

Organization: non-for-profit association, (Dutch title: "Internationale Vereniging van Scholen voor Jazz"), founded in 1989
Chamber of Commerce: The Hague, The Netherlands: KvK 40412806
VAT-number: none. The IASJ is tax-exempted.