Pop & Jazz Conservatory, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory was established in 1972. The 25-year-old school offers four-year degree programs in the Pop/Jazz Musician and Pop/Jazz Teacher departments and a three-year degree program in the Dance Musician Department.
About 200 students are enrolled in vocational studies, which are subsidized by the Finnish government. Additionally, there are around 650 non-vocational students. The conservatory employs about 110 teachers, half of whom teach full time.
In the fall of 1995, Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory moved to the current premises. The conservatory's new facilities include a 24-track recording studio and a 350-seat concert hall, which is also used for radio and television broadcasts. Annual music festivals in the spring and fall feature the conservatory's students and visiting musicians.
Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory cooperates with several organizations, including BIN; SOCRATES, a teacher and student exchange program; Jazz Rock Rytmisk Nordplus, a network of Scandinavian jazz colleges; International Association of Jazz Educators; European League of Institutes of the Art; International Association of the Schools of Jazz; and Scan Beat, a Scandinavian network.
Pop & Jazz Konservatorio
tel. (+358) 9-777 121 17
mobil. (+ 358) 400-643494