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14 Nov
World Drum Festival
World Drum Festival
World Drum Festival
Save the date! For the sixth time, the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg will host the World Drum Festival on 16 November in cooperation with the Cultural Office of the City of Mannheim and the European Drum and Percussion Association Percussion Creativ.

In workshops, clinics and concerts, internationally renowned percussionists will show what is currently happening in the global jazz and pop music scene.

Due to the current situation, it is not yet clear whether the event will take place in the Pop Academy or via streaming.
SONGS final concert
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the concert will take place on 27 November 2020 in hybrid form, i.e. physically and digitally. The hygiene concept of the SpardaWelt event centre provides for a certain visitor capacity, which we must strictly monitor. As a result, we can unfortunately only welcome invited guests at the concert on site.

All those remaining at home can follow the concert on our YouTube channel via livestream.

Besides the wonderful finalists, ALEX MAYR will also perform live on stage.
SpardaWelt Eventcenter, Am Hauptbahnhof 3, 70173 Stuttgart
Bandpool Application deadline
Until 30 November 2020 you can apply for the Popakademie's young talent promotion programme, the Bandpool. Be part of the next Bandpool generation and take part in the 18-month coaching program.
12 Dec
Zukunft Pop 2020
Zukunft Pop 2020
Zukunft Pop
ZUKUNFT POP examines music-historical developments and points out new perspectives in the field of pop culture.

The conference format of the Popakademie was initiated ten years ago by Prof. Udo Dahmen and is sponsored by the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg.

ZUKUNFT POP will take place on 12 Dezember 2020 from 12 o`clock noon at the Popakademie in Mannheim. Admission is free, but registration required.

Due to the current situation, it has not yet been finally decided whether the event will take place in the Popakademie or via streaming.
Popakademie Baden-Württemberg
Open House
On the 6th of February the open day of the Popakademie takes place from 15 o'clock. The information day offers lectures and information about studying at the Popakademie as well as student counselling of staff, lecturers and students.
The information day also provides insights into the project and competence areas of the Popakademie. In the evening, the semester-end concert of the pop music design students will take place.

  • Consulting for the study courses Pop Music Design B.A., World Music B.A., Music Business B.A., Music and Creative Industries M.A. and Popular Music M.A.
  • Trial lectures with Prof. Hubert Wandjo & Prof. Udo Dahmen
  • major courses consulting Popmusikdesign B.A.: drums, producing, singing, keyboard, guitar, bass, music theory & composition
  • Information Centre World Music
  • Information Competence Center: Popular Music, Artist Agency Klinkt, Seminars & Continuing Education

Due to the current situation, it has not yet been finally decided whether the event will take place in the Popakademie or via streaming.
Ab 15 Uhr, Einlass ab 14.30 Uhr