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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

Finland, Helsinki, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Department of Music
Lea Vartiainen
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+358 40 184 9142

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Department of Music
Hämeentie 135 D
00560 Helsinki

Number of students: more than 200 students
Annual fee: less than 500 euro
Financial support: none
Languages: native language and English
Legal status: state university
Studies offered: bachelor and masters
Teaching diploma offered: yes

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Degree Programme in Music stands for the highest standards of musical and pedagogical excellence. As a dynamic leader in the pop/jazz and classical music fields, the Metropolia Music Degree Programme is continuously innovating to meet future challenges. By applying novel approaches to music pedagogy in harmony with the evolution of instrumental music tradition, the institute promotes musical performance, creation, and pedagogy in a variety of contexts. A key part of our approach is collaboration with the rich and varied music and cultural life in and around Helsinki through innovative R & D and working life projects.

Our students experience a truly multi-disciplinary environment via co-operation with other Metropolia degree programmes, such as Film and Television, Performing arts, Cultural Management, Design, Conservation, Fashion and Clothing, and Media and Well-being. National and international professional links ensure that our students are highly equipped for the creative environments in which they will work.

The Degree Programme in Music includes two 4-year bachelor's degrees: Music Educator and Musician. In the Music Educator's Degree there are two professional majors: Instrument and Vocal Teaching, and Early Childhood Music Education and Community Music. In the Musician's Degree there are two professional majors as well: Performance, and Music Writing and Production. We also offer a one-year master's degree which is common for both music educators and musicians.

Instrument and vocal instructors get qualifications to work as teachers in diverse pedagogical tasks in the field of music, such as private and group tuition in an instrument, leading bands, and teaching music theory. Early childhood music educators get extensive qualifications for elementary music teaching of all stages of the life span. Community music skills are in the core of the education. Studies in music education generate vocational teacher qualification.

Instrumentalists and vocalists majoring in performance work as performers in diverse professions in the rhythmic music field, such as orchestral, band, and studio musicians. Music writers and producers master composing, arranging, song-writing, and music technology. They work e.g. in music and multimedia content production, sound design, and music productions.

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

IASJ - Unit 2
3e Binnenvestgracht 23-J
The Netherlands

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.