JURY

SIRJE MEDELL

Member of the jury

INGA BĒRZIŅA

Member of the jury

Sirje Medell is a vocal pedagogue and vocal therapist. Works as a song lecturer at the Department of Performing Arts of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, and also collaborates with the jazz music department. Music teacher at the Open School, conductor of the children's and boys' choir. Has conducted master classes in Estonia and abroad. Sings contemporary improvisational music in the vocal ensemble ImproVox.

Jazz vocalist, trainer, associate professor at the Latvian Academy of Music. Graduated from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (1991), PhD from the University of Latvia, Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art (2010), participated in jazz pedagogy research at many conferences. She has studied with Grammy-nominated American singer Janet Lawson and gained experience at New York University's New School. Performed in the Baltic States, Finland, Norway, Poland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Russia, Belarus and the USA.