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Pop macht Schule

19. November 2021

Popakademie visits schools in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region
For two days each, several schools in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region will get pop music on the curriculum in fall/winter 2021/2022. Students and lecturers from the world music course at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg are also part of the 1st edition of "Pop macht Schule". The main sponsor of the educational project is BASF SE.

Forming bands, managing bands, learning instruments and writing songs - for two whole days, pop music will once again be on the curriculum of six selected schools in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region during the coaching period from November to January 2021. While many students hold an instrument in their hands for the first time at the start of school in the morning, they are already on stage at noon and present songs, some with self-written lyrics, in front of their classmates and teachers. Existing school bands and music groups receive tips and tricks from experienced musicians at the Pop Academy to put the finishing touches on their rehearsed songs. This year, the students will also receive workshops on the topic of "Managing a School Band.

The aim of the project, which was initiated together with BASF SE, is to sharpen the young people's creative approach to pop music at an early age. Making music together also promotes the social skills of the participants. At the big final concert on May 13, 2022, at BASF's Feierabendhaus, all participating students will experience what it feels like to breathe stage air in front of a large audience. The musical guest will be an artist from the Popakademie.

The six participating schools of "Pop macht Schule" 2021:

18./19.11.21 - Alfred Delp School Lampertheim
02./03.12.21 - Marie-Curie-Realschule Mannheim
09./10.12.21 - IGS Edigheim Ludwigshafen
16./17.12.21 - SBBZ Luise von Baden Neckargemünd
20./21.01.22 - IGS Ernst Bloch Ludwigshafen
27./28.01.22 - Neurottschule Ketsch

The project was awarded the Baden-Württemberg State Teaching Prize in 2009. In 2010, the School of Rock was honored as a Landmark in the "Land of Ideas". The main sponsor BASF SE received the AKS Award of the Working Group for Cultural Sponsoring for its support. Due to its integrative effect, the project was included in the integration plan of the German government.

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