International Summer Camp - English

LogoThe Popakademie’s International Summer Camp 2016 takes place from July 23rd to July 29th.


Please download the application form here and apply now until June 5th, 2016. Participation is only possible from the age of 18!

Everybody who is up for meeting musicians from all over the world, rehearsing, exchanging ideas, rock the studio or the stage and enjoy an extra hot summer - this is the place for you to be! From July 23rd to July 29th 2016 the Popakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg will host up to 80 guests, from all over Europe and beyond, for a very special experience. Students of the Popakademie, as well as students from our partner institutions in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, the USA, China, and Sweden, will take part to experience this unique chance to be coached by a highly qualified team of international experts. With a fantastic start in 2009,  this years camp will again invite everybody who is interested.

The final concert of the International Summer Camp 2016 will be on Thursday, July 28th at 8pm (doors open at 7pm, admission free).

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In addition to the intensive daily rehearsals, the participants can choose between vocal or instrumental lessons, which they attend either alone or as part of a group. Furthermore, the band coaching is completed by songwriter workshops and supplementary recording sessions in the studio facilities of the Popakademie in order to transfer the new ideas into real projects. On top there are workshops in performance training, drum & singing circles, wake & shake with body percussion and many more...

In between and after the units, attendees are invited to go downtown, to take trips to the local surrounding, to jam at night or just relax. The Summer Camp focuses on overall band coaching, artistic teamwork and the implementation of real-life creativity.
As an international event, the Summer Camp offers excellent ways of networking for young musicians in the European context. The teachers, all professional experts of the music business, will do their best to support the idea of the International Summer Camp. The results of the International Summer Camp will be presented on the Popakademie stage in the course of a public concert.

>> See the International Summer Camp 2015 Program for an example of the International Summer Camp schedule.

Check out the trailer of the International Summer Camp:

Here you can find another trailer of the International Summer Camp and some impressions of the International Summer Camp 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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Former International Summer Camp coaches have been for example:

Band Coaching
Adé Adefolalu (Westminster University)
Yoshi Breen (Rock Academy NL/ Herman Brood Academy)
Koen-Willem Toering (Rock Academy NL)
Nick Tremulis (Columbia College Chicago)
Gary Yerkins (Columbia College Chicago)

Fach Coaching
Prof. Udo Dahmen – Drums, Bodypercussion, Drum Circle (Popakademie)
Frank Itt – Bass (Popakademie)
Charles Simmons – Vocals (Popakademie)
Prof. Matthias "Maze" Leber – Keys (Popakademie/ Xavier Naidoo)
Thomas Lui Ludwig – Drums (Popakademie/ Jazz Pistols)
Prof. Peter Wölpl – E-Git (Popakademie)

Michelle Leonard – Singer/ Songwriter (Universal Music Publishing/ DOLSIRA)


The International Summer Camp is kindly supported by:  

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Catherine Galliou
Galliou, Catherine
Managerin Internationalisierung
Tel: 0621 - 53 39 72 12
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