Mongolian jazz class announces registration


German Goethe Institute presented necessary instruments worth 25,000 EUR to the only Mongolian jazz class of the Music and Dance College of Mongolia on August 25.
The Music and Dance College and Goethe Institute partnered last year to open the first official jazz class for Mongolians interested in learning jazz music. The jazz class enrolls anyone aged between 20 and 30 with proper education and has certain musical talent. The principle of the school, G.Erdenebat, clarified some relevant information.
“We’ve been conducting the UB Jazz Project since last year with Goethe Institute. The purpose of the project is to promote and localize jazz music, and change the understanding of jazz music among the Mongolian population. We were planning to accept 10 students last year for the jazz class, but ended up accepting 30 because over 50 children had registered. We hired famous teachers from France, Germany and the Netherlands and ended the project successfully. We will continue it this year, too. We’ve enrolled another 12 students this year,” said Principle G.Erdenebat
Project leader and German bassist Martin Zenker, who teaches the jazz class at the Music and Dance College, commented about the future goals of the UB Jazz Project.
“Mongolian young people learned jazz music diligently, so we [Goethe Institute and Music and Dance College] decided to cooperate again this year. We faced some difficulty in the first year because Mongolia didn’t have a jazz class before. This year, we aim to utilize our experience and make the curriculum even better. We will continue this project in the future. Therefore, it’s important to train good personnel. I strongly believe that the Music and Dance College will provide assistance and work hard with us,” he said.
Jazz music was first introduced to Mongolia in early 1940s through circus acts. Experts say that the genre flourished via various forms such as public dance and concerts in the 1960s.

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