Jam Music Lab

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JAM MUSIC LAB
Type Private with public status
Established 2011
Executive Director Marcus Ratka
Location Vienna, Vienna, Austria
48°11′06″N 16°25′12″E / 48.18500°N 16.42000°E / 48.18500; 16.42000Coordinates: 48°11′06″N 16°25′12″E / 48.18500°N 16.42000°E / 48.18500; 16.42000
Website www.jammusiclab.at

The JAM MUSIC LAB - Conservatory for Jazz and Popular Music Vienna is an Austrian music conservatory with recognition as a public education institution.[1][2] In 2017 the institute received accreditation as a Private University.[3] It is located in the Music City Gasometer in the 11th district of Vienna, Austria

History[edit]

The conservatory was founded in June 2011 by Marcus Ratka, Joe Valentin and Andy Bartosh. In November 2011 the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture amended regulation on study support for students in conservatories. This in turn gave students in conservatories equal status to other students in Austria when applying for and receiving financial support as part of the Austrian Student Support Act. The JAM MUSIC LAB was first granted public status in March 2012 and therefore officially acknowledged by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. Permanent public status was awarded to the conservatory in June 2014. In January 2017 the institute received accreditation as "JAM MUSIC LAB - Private University for Jazz and Popular Music" and became the 13th Private University in Austria and the 3rd that focuses on music and arts.

Courses[edit]

The JAM MUSIC LAB - Conservatory for Jazz and Popular Music Vienna specializes in the fields of jazz and popular music. Students can enrol in four-year vocational diploma courses, which are divided into the following:[4]

  • Artistic Major
  • Instrumental (Vocal) Pedagogy (IGP)
  • Media Music - Film Scoring and Music Production

The JAM MUSIC LAB - Private University for Jazz and Popular Music Vienna offers four-year bachelor studies and subsequent two-year master studies. The following academic degrees can be awarded:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Master of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
  • Master of Arts in Music Education

Students are required to undergo a special entrance exam in order to be approved for any of the courses/studies. A preliminary course is also offered as a means of preparation for the entrance exam.

The futuristic looking entrance of the JAM MUSIC LAB in the circular interior of the Gasometer, surrounded by other institutions and shops dealing with music, performing arts and instruments.
Entrance of the JAM MUSIC LAB in the Gasometer Music City, Vienna

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