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30
Nov
Bandpool Application deadline
Until 30 November 2022 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.
06
Dec
Popakademie Talks with Fine Stammnitz and Julia Nagele
Fine Stammnitz is the founder and director of the Green Touring Network, where she works in various projects to activate the potential of the music industry to make an active contribution to the fight for climate justice. After completing her bachelor's degree in music business at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, she focused intensively on the topic of environmental protection in the music industry as part of a scientific thesis. She is also a co-founder of Music Declares Emergency in Germany, part of the Aktionsnetzwerk Nachhaltigkeit and oversees recycling management for festival productions.

The singer and guitarist Julia "Jules" Nagele aka listentojules studied the focus Performing Artist of the artistic master program at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. In addition to her busy concert schedule, listentojules is involved as project leader of musicBWwomen* and on the committee of MusicWomen*Germany. She not only places the topic of sustainability in her everyday life, but also tries to keep this aspect constantly in mind in her professional work and is part of Music Declares Emergency Germany. She also curates various music series and is a workshop leader/lecturer for voice, guitar, creativity development, music & human rights, and music theory.
Popakademie, Hafenstraße 33, Raum 001
07
Dec
Producers Club
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, Hafenstraße 33, Raum 001
13 Dec
JORIS © Paul Hüttemann
JORIS © Paul Hüttemann
13
Dec
Open House with JORIS
On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 7 p.m., musician Joris will be a guest at the Open House at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. In conversation with Udo Dahmen, the artistic director and managing director of the Popakademie, JORIS will give insights behind the scenes of his music career.

JORIS is a successful German musician and graduated from the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg with a bachelor's degree in pop music design. In 2014, the artist signed a record deal with music label Four Music while still a student, and has released three studio albums ever since, all of which have entered the Top 15 of the German album charts. Singer-songwriter JORIS has also received numerous awards, winning three Echos in 2016. JORIS is represented in management by "Die Bude - Artist Management & Label Service", where music business graduate Felix Mussell is one of the managing directors of "Die Bude".

At the open house events, personalities and celebrities discuss innovative topics from culture, science and business. The event series is open to all interested parties and admission is free.
Start
19:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
14
Dec
Work in Progress Club
Popakademie bands live on stage
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.
Start
20:00
Popakademie, Raum 001
17
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!
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18 Dec
Erdal Erzincan
Erdal Erzincan
18
Dec
Bağlama Symposium with Erdal Erzincan
The Bağlama is the most important stringed instrument in Turkish music. In Baden-Württemberg, especially in Mannheim, this instrument has had a high status for years. On December 18, the Popakademie invites all those interested in the Bağlama to the Bağlama Symposium in Mannheim.

With Erdal Erzincan, one of the most famous masters of this instrument could be won as a guest musician for the symposium. Together with the lecturers of the Pop Academy Kemal Dinҫ, Taner Akyol, Erdem Şimşek and Kenan Tülek he will give workshops. In the evening, there will be a concert - also with graduates and students of the World Music program.

Co-organizers of the Bağlama Symposium are the Landesmusikrat Baden-Württemberg, the Mannheimer Musikschule and the Orientalische Musikakademie Mannheim.

Bağlama Symposium
  • 12 p.m.: Start
  • 1 p.m.: Welcome
  • 2 p.m.: Workshops with Kenan Tülek, Erdem Şimşek, Taner Akyol, Kemal Dinç and Erdal Erzincan
  • 6 p.m.: Concert
  • 8 p.m.: End

Please send your registration to johannes.kieffer@popakademie.de
12 - 20 Uhr
Popakademie, Raum 001
11
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, Hafenstraße 33, Raum 415
25
Jan
World Music Café meets WIPC
WIPC 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, Hafenstraße 33, Raum 001
03
Feb
End-of-semester concert Popular Music M.A. and Worldmusic B.A.
At the end-of-semester concert on Friday, February 03, the students of the Master program Popular Music and the students of the Bachelor program World Music will be on stage. Admission is free.
Popakademie, Raum 001
04
Feb
End-of-semester 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.
Popakademie, Raum 001
17
Mar
SONGS
Application deadline
Write your own songs, fiddle with lyrics, create compositions - SONGS, the songwriting competition in cooperation with the Stiftung Bildung und Soziales der Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg, once again gives young songwriters the chance to stand on the big stage with their song. The application deadline is 17.03.2023

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