Nomazz stands for Nordic Masters in Jazz. You will receive tuition from some of the best known musicians of the Nordic jazz scene. However, the course has no pre-conceived stylistic conventions, and the students on the course have wide-ranging tastes in music, meaning you can focus on your own personal expression. Most importantly, Nomazz is intended for musicians who have reached a high level of performance ability. The applicants should have obtained at least a Bachelors in Music.
Prospective students are invited to apply to one of the three institutions (for guidance, see Application). The school where the student is accepted to becomes the "home institution" and from there the student will receive the degree upon the completion of the course. It also functions as the administrative centre for the student throughout the studies.
The Master's Degree comprises 120 ECTS credits, equivalent to two years of full-time study. At the Sibelius Academy, the programme length is 2.5 years, totalling 150 ECTS credits due to the Finnish legislation.
The course lasts 4 semesters (5 semesters for the students of the Sibelius Academy). The students study together respectively in each institution during the semesters. Students enrolled at the Sibelius Academy will return to Finland for their fifth semester.
The students receive a Nordplus scholarship for their exchange studies. During the exchange periods, while studying at their "host institutions", NOMAZZ students have the same rights and responsibilities as the degree students of that institution.
There are no tuitions fees for citizens from countries of the EU, EAA or Switzerland. For other students a tuition fee is applicable. The fee differs depending on which institution you apply to. Please see the individual websites of the institutions for more information on fees.
All NOMAZZ students receive a Nordplus scholarship of 1000 EUR per semester during the time they are not studying at their home institution. There is a wide variety of different trusts and funding available.
The home institutions will assist the students in finding appropriate accommodation but the students will have to finance the costs themselves.
The basic pre-requisite for admission is the successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in music. Additionally, a good command of the English language is required and will be assessed at the interview during the entrance examinations.
Please see the specific admission guidelines of the institution to which you intend to submit your application. Specific eligibility requirements may vary according to the national legislation of the countries.
Formal eligibility is assessed according to the documents submitted with your application.
For more information please see Application.
Use the links below to read more about the institutions:
For more information, please Contact a specific person from the schools or use the general E-mail form.