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23 Oct
Work in Progress Club
23
Oct
Work in Progress Club
Popakademie bands live on stage! At the Work in Progress Club concert the solo artists and bands of the students of the Popular Music faculty will present their current projects. The concert starts at 8 p.m., admission is free.
Start
20:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
25 Oct

26 Oct
Live & Laut concerts @ Nachtwandel
This year, for the 13th time, the Nachtwandel invites you to art, music and culture in Mannheim's Jungbusch harbour district.

The Bandpool will also open its doors on 25.10. and 26.10. and will present current Bandpool bands and a few specials. That means this weekend there will be good music on two evenings in the Popakademie!
Freitag & Samstag
jeweils ab 19 Uhr
Popakademie, Raum 001
06
Nov
Drumclinic with Zach Danziger
Zach Danziger's musical expertise has led to work with a wide range of artists including Primal Scream, Busta Rhymes, U2, Wayne Krantz, David Holmes, Mary J. Blige, Rod Stewart, Jack Black, The Brecker Brothers, Mariah Carey, Uri Caine, Luke Vibert, Sinead O’Connor, Chris Botti, Michel Camilo, Natalie Imbruglia, Chaka Khan, and Miley Cyrus.

You can hear his drumming in the scores to such films as Oceans 11, 12 and 13. In addition, Zach has composed music for numerous movie soundtracks including Iron Man, Sex and the City, Night at the Museum, Little Fockers, and Transformers.

Currently, Zach is involved in two original projects Mister Barrington, and Edit Bunker, as well as a forthcoming solo project, Stix Beiderbecke.

Admission free.
19.30 Uhr
Popakademie
16 Nov
World Drum Festival
16
Nov
World Drum Festival
Save the date! For the fifth 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.
12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Popakademie
22 Nov

23 Nov
Popakademie @ Einstieg in Munich
On Friday, 22 November and Saturday, 23 November 2019 we will be guests at the fair "Einstieg" in Munich. Come byand find out more about the Bachelor's programme in Music Business.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
MOC Veranstaltungscenter München, Lilienthalallee 40, 80939 München
23
Nov
Live & Laut concert
Experience the current generation of the Bandpool and take a look behind the scenes of our newcomer program Bandpool. LIVE & LAUT! Admission to the concert is free!
Start
20:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
27
Nov
Work in Progress Club
Popakademie bands live on stage! At the Work in Progress Club concert the solo artists and bands of the students of the Popular Music faculty will present their current projects. The concert starts at 8 p.m., admission is free.
Start
20:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
30 Nov
Zukunft Pop 2019
30
Nov
Zukunft Pop
ZUKUNFT POP examines music-historical developments and points out new perspectives in the field of pop culture. 2019, the focus will be on gender balance in live music, diversity in German hip-hop and gender justice in pop music education. The panels will be framed by DJ and producing workshops and a concert with hip artists.

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 30 November 2019 at 12 noon at the Popakademie in Mannheim. Admission is free, but registration required.
Conference: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Concert: 8.30 p.m.
Popakademie Baden-Württemberg
30
Nov
Bandpool Application deadline
Until 30 November 2019 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.
04
Dec
Producers Club
Beats & Sound of the producing students! The line-up of the Producers Club consists of students from the Pop Music Design bachelor's programme and the Popular Music master's programme with a focus on Producing/Composing Artist. Admission is free.
Start
20:00
Popakademie, Raum 415
11 Dec
World Music Café
11
Dec
World Music Café
At the World Music Café in the Popakdemie, students of the Bachelor's programme in World Music present their current band and solo projects.

Bands perform who present their results from the ensemble weekend.
Start
20:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
14
Dec
Live & Laut concert
Experience the current generation of the Bandpool and take a look behind the scenes of our newcomer program Bandpool. LIVE & LAUT! Admission to the concert is free!
Popakademie, Raum 001
18
Dec
Work in Progress Club
Pop Academy bands live on stage! At the Work in Progress Club concert the solo artists and bands of the students of the Popular Music faculty will present their current projects. The concert starts at 8 p.m., admission is free.
Start
20:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
09 Jan
Producers Club
09
Jan
Producers Club
Beats & Sound of the producing students! The line-up of the Producers Club consists of students from the Pop Music Design bachelor's programme and the Popular Music master's programme with a focus on Producing/Composing Artist. Admission is free.
Start
20:00
Popakademie, Raum 415
22
Jan
Work in Progress Club meets World Music Café
At the Work in Progress Club meets World Music Café concert, students from the Popular Music faculty present themselves live on stage. The evening's programme will be dominated by a colourful mixture of the two courses of study Pop Music Design and World Music. As always, drinks will be provided. Admission is free.
Start
20:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
13
Feb
Final concert World Music B.A.
On Thursday, 13 February, the final concert of the semester will take place at the Popakademie with live examinations of students from the Bachelor's programme in World Music. Admission is free.
Start
19:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
14
Feb
Final Concert Popular Music M.A.
At the end-of-semester concert on Friday, 14 February, students from the Popular Music Master's programme will be on stage. Admission is free.
Start
20:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
15 Feb
Info Day - University of Popular Music and Music Business
15
Feb
Open House
On the 15th 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.

Program:
  • 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
Ab 15 Uhr, Einlass ab 14.30 Uhr
15
Feb
Final Concert Pop Music Design B.A.
Following the Open House in the Popakademie, the bachelor students of the pop music design course will present themselves at the end of the semester concert from 7 p.m. onwards. Admission is free.
Start
19:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
01
Apr
SONGS
Application deadline
Writing songs yourself, tinkering with lyrics, creating compositions - SONGS the songwriting competition in cooperation with the Stiftung Bildung und Soziales of the Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg celebrates its fifth birthday and gives young songwriters the chance to be on the big stage with their song again. Join us and apply with your song until April 1st, 2020.
15
May
SONGS final concert
On May 15th, the award ceremony will take place at the final concert of the songwriting competition SONGS in the SpardaWelt Event Centre in Stuttgart. Selected participants will perform their songs live in front of a jury of experts from the music industry. Admission is free.
Start
19:00
SpardaWelt Eventcenter, Am Hauptbahnhof 3, 70173 Stuttgart

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