Department Chief DrumsProf. Udo Dahmen played among others at: Kraan, Lake, Inga Rumpf, Charlie Mariano, Sarah Brightman, Eberhard Schoener, feat. Sting, Nina Hagen, Gianna Nannini, Jack Bruce, Gary BrookerHe is President & CEO as well as Director of the Popular Music Department of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, vice-president of the German Music Council, president of the European drummers' association "Percussion Creativ" and member of the Speakers' Council of the German Cultural Council.Prof. Udo Dahmen studied classical drums at the Musikhochschule Rheinland in Aachen and Cologne and with Dante Agostini in Paris. He was a lecturer and head of the contact study course Popular Music at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg and established the study course Rock/Pop/Jazz at the Berufsfachschule für Musik, Dinkelsbühl.