The JAM MUSIC LAB was founded in 2011 by Marcus Ratka, Johannes Valentin and Andreas Bartosch as a private music conservatory with public recognition as an education institution. It has developed into one of the leading domestic institutions for professional music education in the areas of jazz and popular music.
JMLU's unique feature is the specialisation in jazz, popular music and media music. With its unequalled holistic approach and its exclusive range of courses in stylistic fields that reach beyond classical music, the JMLU sees itself as a pioneer in Europe.
The JMLU is currently focusing on two major fields of research, which are also reflected in the two faculties of Music and Pedagogy: Artistic Research (AR) and Music education research.
At JAM MUSIC LAB Private University the students and their future employability are the focus of the courses. A top-class, internationally successful team of lecturers and an innovative curriculum setup merge teaching, practical engagement and research together. The students get all the support they need for their aspired goals, with specific attention to their own individual talents. With a view to ensuring that students make a successful start in their prospective careers, they are prepared by means of holistic teaching concepts in musical and artistic practice, pedagogy and music business, specifically the requirements of the current market and the demand in existing occupational fields.
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JAM MUSIC LAB is located at Gasometer Music City, a university campus of a total area of over 11.000 m2, which even includes student accommodation.