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We are very happy to welcome you in our house.

The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg is a barrier-free building. The building has barrier-free access, the bus stop in front of the building is also barrier-free and therefore easy to reach by public transport. The Popakademie has a handicapped parking space, a handicapped accessible WC with a pull cord and emergency call switch, the doors are suitable for wheelchair users according to DIN18040 and can be operated by pushbuttons and are equipped with finger protection. A lift with Braille lettering and a stretcher are available in case of failure. In the house there are generous movement areas with turning possibilities and there are no thresholds. A pictorial description with common pictograms ensures easy orientation in the house. Ramps and fall protection are available for the stages. Additional ergonomic barriers for staff, students and visitors are available by appointment.

For all questions regarding accessibility in the house, please contact Alexandra Reiter Alexandra.Reiter@popakademie.de.

The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg is an higher education institution and competence centre for the music and creative industries and their pop cultural scenes. By focusing its study programmes on popular music - in economic as well as artistic terms - it offers an academic education that is unique in Germany's public university landscape. Numerous successful careers of musicians and creatives have been founded here.

Parallel to its function as a teaching institution, the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, as a competence centre, realises numerous projects in a regional, national and international context.

16. September 2022

Michael Herberger new Business Director and Managing Director

Michael Herberger is the new Business Director, Managing Director and Head of the Department of Music and Creative Industries at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. He will succeed Prof. Hubert Wandjo as of 15 September 2022.

13. September 2022

Bandpool: Apply now!

The Bandpool is the top support program of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, which operates outside of the study program. Bands, solo artists and producers from all over Germany are coached and supported over 18 months during ten workshop weekends in Mannheim. The goal is to prepare them for entry into the professional music business.

LEOPOLD 2021 ©Fabian Henning
06. September 2022

Mannheim reception at the Reeperbahn Festival 2022 in Hamburg

On September 21th 2022, the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg and NEXT MANNHEIM will present themselves together with their own reception at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. From September 21th to 24th 2022, the largest club festival in Europe will take place there, which has established itself as a central networking platform for the scene for music creators from all areas.

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Popakademie Talks with Maria Sonevytsky
Maria Sonevytsky Project
Maria Sonevytsky is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Music at Bard College and author of "Wild Music: Sound and Sovereignty in Ukraine (2019)," recipient of the American Musicological Society's Lewis Lockwood Award. Prof. Sonevytsky's research focuses on post-Soviet Ukraine, including the cultural impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on regional music repertoire. She is the founder of the Chernobyl Songs Project: Living Culture from a Lost World, a public ethnomusicology program aimed at raising awareness of the cultural impact of a nuclear disaster.
Popakademie, Hafenstraße 33, Raum 001
Work In Progress Club
Popakademie bands live on stage!

At the "Work in Progress Club" the students of the Department of Popular Music present their current projects.

Admission is free.
Popakademie, Hafenstraße 33, Raum 001