Popakademie
Academics / M.A. Popular Music / Lecturers

Who teaches here?

  • Prof. Udo Dahmen: Artistic Director, Department Head PMD, PM and WM, Drums, Bodypercussion, Producing
  • Prof. Dr. David-Emil Wickström: Degree Program Administrator PMD and WM, History of Popular Music, Theory & Methods of Popular Music Studies and Ethnomusicology
  • Prof. Dr. Heiko Wandler: Degree Program Administrator PM, History & Theory of Popular Music, Music Technology, Sound Synthesis

  • Prof. Annette Marquard, Department chief: Vocals, Arrangement, Texting, Drama
  • Lindsay Lewis: Vocals
  • Michelle Leonard: Songwriting
  • Tom Deininger: Songwriting
  • Jens Eckhoff: Songwriting
  • Bettina Habekost: Performance
  • Uli Gottlieb: Stage presence, Body theatre
  • Anke Lange: Status quo analysis, Interview training
  • Masen Abou-Dakn: Lyrics, Text analysis
  • Guest lecturers: Alexander Gelhausen, Christina Lux (Laith al-Deen, Stoppok), Jane Comerford (Texas Lightning), Pat Pattison, Edith Jeske (Ernie Reinhardt, Tim Fischer)

  • Prof. Peter Wölpl, Department Chief: Electric guitar, Producing, Bandcoaching
  • Jan Zehrfeld: Electric guitar
  • Michael Koschorreck: Guitar, Bandcoaching
  • Gagey Mrozeck: Guitar, Producing, Bandcoaching
  • Jörg Teichert: Guitar, Rehearsalband
  • Guest lecturers: Ali Neander (Helmut Hattler, Rodgau Monotones), Erkan Oğur (Fikret Kizilok, Bülent Ortaçgil, Yansımalar), Frank Gambale (Chick Coria Elektric Band, Vital Information, Mike Varney, Bandleader), Jen Majura (Equilibrium, Knorkator, Evanescence), Jennifer Batton (Michael Jackson), Martin Miller (Mattias Eklundh, Andy Timmons, Gary Willis, Hadrien Feraud, Stu Hamm), Matthias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen, Frozen Eyes, Fate), Peter Weihe (Falco, DJ BoBo, Känguru, Christina Stürmer, Curt Cress, Helene Fischer, Nena), Thomas Bug (No Angels, Tic Tac Toe, Chaka Khan, Stewart Copeland), Wayne Krantz (Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham)

  • Prof. Frank Itt, Department Chief: Bass, Bandcoaching
  • Oliver Poschmann: Bass
  • Daniel Bätge: Bass
  • Lars Lehmann: Bass
  • Kai Eckhardt: Bass
  • Guest lecturers: TM Stevens (James Brown, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Joel, Miles Davis, Headhunters), Ali Busse (Jan Delay, Patrice, Sam Ragga Band, Sasha), Bobby Vega (Joan Baez, Etta James, Tower of Power), Hadrien Feraud (John McLaughlin, Biréli Lagrène, Chick Corea), Hellmut Hattler (Kraan, Hattler, Tab Two), Dominik Krämer (Max Mutzke, Gregor Meyle, Sarah Connor, The Heavytones, Laith Al-Deen, Xavier Naidoo), Jonas Helborg (Michael Brecker, Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin, Trilok Gurtu), Janek Gwizdala (Mike Stern, Adam Freeland, Randy Brecker, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Pete Levin, Bob Reynolds)

  • Prof. Udo Dahmen, Department chief: Drums, Bodypercussion
  • Jost Nickel: Drums
  • Lui Ludwig: Drums
  • Claus Hessler: Drums
  • Florian Alexandru-Zorn: Drums
  • Guest lecturers: Adam Nußbaum (John Scofield, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Steve Swallow, Jerry Bergonzi), Andreas Gillmann (Gitte Heanning, Maria Glen, Pe Werner), Benny Greb (Mark Forster, Thomas D, Stoppok, Nils Wülker), Bernhard Schimpelsberger (Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh, Susheela Raman, Niladri Kumar), Chris Coleman (Prince, Chaka Khan, New Kids On The Block), Jan Pfennig (Sido, Marteria), John Robinson (Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Rufus, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Rod Steward), Jojo Mayer (Depart, Zurich Jazz Orchestra, Monty Alexander, Screaming Headless Torsos), Mark Schulman (Pink, Cher), Oli Rubow (Die Fantastischen Vier, Hattler, De Phazz, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Turntablerocker, Marla Glen), Rick Lathman (B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Edgar Winter Band), Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Duran Duran, Jeff Beck, KoRn), Thomas Lang (Falco, Robbie Williams, Bonnie Tyler, Sugarbabes, Vienna Art Orchestra), Tom Brechtlein (Chick Corea, Robben Ford, Joe Farrell, Wayne Shorter), Virgil Donati (Planet X, Steve Vai)

  • Prof. Matthias "Maze" Leber, Department Chief: Keyboard, Bandcoaching
  • Prof. Alexander Paeffgen: Keyboard, Bandcoaching
  • Prof. Axel Schwarz: Keyboards, Bandcoaching, Bandtraining/ Ensemble leadership, "Pop macht Schule"
  • Rose Ann Dimalanta Kirsch: Keyboard
  • Guest lecturers: Robert Glasper, (Jay-Z, Erykah Badu, Roy Hargrove), Bill Laurence (Snarky Puppy, Bobby McFerrin), Nick Milo (Joe Cocker, Tower Of Power), Lillo Scrimali (Die Fantastischen Vier, The Voice Of Germany), Bugge Wesseltoft (Jan Gabarek, John Scofield), Brian Auger (Rod Stewart, Eric Burdon, Klaus Doldinger), George Whitty (Carlos Santana, Chaka Khan, Celine Dion, Dave Matthews), Leafcutter John, Xaver Fischer, Markus Schrammhauser (The Busters), Dieter Falk, Tobias Reis (Laith Al-deen), Neil Palmer (Xavier Naidoo)

  • Prof. Florian Sitzmann, Department chief: Keyboard, Producing, Music theory
  • Arno Müller: Producing, Head of the area of study Electronic Music Producer
  • Chris Oz: Producing, Studio
  • Felix Gauder: Producing
  • Markus Born: Producing, Studio
  • Dennis Kopacz: Producing, Livesound, Stage performance, Audio engineering
  • Guest lecturers: Chris Hülsbeck, Christian "Crada" Kalla (Drake, Alicia Keys, Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, Emeli Sande, Tim Bendzko, Samy Deluxe, Curse, Jennifer Rostock, Genetikk), Daniel Miller (The Normal, Depeche Mode), Moses Schneider (Beatsteaks, Tocotronic, Turbostaat, Fehlfarben, AnnenMayKantereit, Dendemann), Tom Schenk, Robin Schmidt, Hannes Bieger

  • Prof. Alexander Paeffgen, Department Chief: Music theory, Composition
  • Christoph Sauer: Ear training, Harmonics
  • Daniel Jakobi: Bodypercussion, Rhythmic ear training
  • Stefan Merkl: Arrangement, Composition
  • Murat Coşkun: Body Percussion
  • Firas Hassan: Body Percussion
  • Hindol Deb: Indian Music/Sitar, Indian music theory
  • Muhittin Temel: Turkish-Arabic music theory
  • Samir Mansour: Turkish-Arabic music theory

  • Prof. Axel Schwarz, Department chief: Keyboard, Bandcoaching, Bandtraining
  • Michael Fromm
  • Danijela Albrecht
  • Ina Schuchardt-Groth
  • Prof. Dr. Hans Hermann Wickel
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Terhag
  • Dr. Karin Kelka
  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Wollermann
  • Uli Moritz
  • Frank Landes
  • Further lecturers: Prof. Udo Dahmen, Petra Scheeser, Rodrigue Dang à Mira, Annette Marquard, Jonas Mengler, Daniel Jakobi, Robeat

Peter Seiler, Urban Elsässer, Dirk Görtler, Prof. Dr. Marcus S. Kleiner, Micki Meuser, Ali N. Askin, Prof. Dr. Giovanni Vindigni

Annette Humpe, 2raumwohnung, Black Milk, Buford Jones, Chris Hülsbeck, Chris Liebing, Franz Plasa, Gentleman, Glenn McClure, Heinz Rudolf Kunze, Jan Delay, Joris, Ken Hensley, Klaus Voormann, Leafcutter John, Lillo Scrimali, Martin 'Youth' Glover, Mateo Jasik, Nick Milo, Pan-Pot, Paul van Dyk, Peter Fox, Samy Deluxe, Smudo, Sola Rosa, Steven Blame, Torch, Udo Lindenberg, Wasilios Ntuanoglu, Wir sind Helden, Wise Guys, Michael Stöckemann

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