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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.

© Leah Piazza
24. July 2024

Panikpreis Final now available on YouTube

The Panikpreis Final 2024 is now available on YouTube. At the final on July 5 and 6, 2024 at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, the Hamburg band TYNA was able to impress and took first place. Second place went to GRELL from Neumünster and EALA came third.

16. July 2024

New Anthology Published

Prof. Hubert Wandjo, former Business Director and Managing Director of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, and Prof. Dr. Alexander Endreß, Head of the Music Business B.A. Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, are jointly publishing the book "Künstlerentwicklung und Künstlermanagement in der Musikwirtschaft" (Artist Development and Artist Management in the Music Industry) at Nomos Verlag.

Semesterabschlusskonzert 2023 © Thorsten Dirr
16. July 2024

End of semester concert

On Friday, July 19th 2024 from 7 p.m., the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg will celebrate the end of the summer semester at the Alte Feuerwache Mannheim.

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Final Concert International Summer Camp
© Sebastian Weindel
We're back! After a corona-related break, we are organizing our summer camp in a new format in cooperation with the Mannheim Cultural Office: International Summer Camp X Mannheim Music Days. The focus is on Mannheim's music scene as well as national and international musicians.
Band rehearsals, creative songwriting and music production are at the heart of the summer course. There are also themed master classes, workshops and specials. Individual and group lessons in singing, songwriting, music production and various instruments complete the program. At the end of the week, all participants present their results at a public final concert at the Popakademie. The Mannheim Music Days are new as part of the International Summer Camp with a focus on the Mannheim music and culture scene.

The public final concert will take place on 26.07. at the Popakademie.

The International Summer Camp takes place in cooperation with the Mannheim Cultural Office and with the kind support of the Wilhelm Müller Foundation.

Friday, 26.07.2024 at 8 pm, room 001

Free admission
Popakademie, Raum 001
Sunday Beats - EYPA
EYPA © Linda Stark
Sunday Beats, the joint concert series of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg and Stadtpark Mannheim, is already entering its sixth round in 2024!
On August 18th 2024 you can look forward to EYPA!

The Mannheim electro duo EYPA - consisting of Paul-Aaron Wolf (synthesizer and percussion) and Eyad Ghannam (e-oud) - combines Western sound art with pulsating beats to create an electro-acoustic sound of warm oriental colours.
Synthesizer and oud (a short-necked lute from the Middle East) create an oriental soundscape, drum machines and various frame drums provide the vibe and groove, both in the club and at open-air events. Composition and improvisation merge into a trance and turn every live set into a unique show.

Admission to the concert is free, admission to the park is €4, students pay €3, children/young people up to the age of 15 pay €2.50.