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Press / 15. November 2018

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Join Pop macht Schule 2019 with your school!

Application start for Pop macht Schule

15. November 2018

School classes from the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region can apply for Pop macht Schule until 11 January 2019. For two days, lecturers and students of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg will visit selected schools and teach in exciting workshops how to sing, write texts and play instruments. Musical knowledge is not required!

In February and March 2019 the school tour of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg starts again. The project introduces pupils from the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region to the subject of pop music at an early age. In addition to drums, electric guitar, electric bass and keyboard, instruments from world music can be tried out again: Bağlamas, Ouds, Kanuns and Darbukas. Of course we also write lyrics and produce songs.

Applications can be submitted from middle schools, integrated comprehensive schools, community schools, special schools and vocational schools. The students form bands, write lyrics and develop their own songs. Many of the participants in these workshops are holding an instrument in their hands for the first time. There are no costs for the schools.

The aim of the project, which was initiated together with BASF SE, is to sharpen young people's senses at an early age for a creative approach to pop music. Making music together also promotes the social competence of the young people. At the big final concert on 24 May 2019 in the Popakademie with all the participating schools, the pupils will then experience what it feels like to sniff stage air in front of a large audience.

Online application: Pop macht Schule

The project was awarded with the Landeslehrpreis Baden-Württemberg in 2009. In 2010, the School of Rock was awarded as a place in the "Land der Ideen". The main sponsor BASF SE received the AKS Award of the Arbeitskreis für Kultursponsoring for its support. Due to its integrative effect, the project was included in the Integration Plan of the Federal Government.

Main sponsor: BASF SE
Further partners are the cities of Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen and Mannheim.

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