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World Percussion Academy 2015


Wir freuen uns auf die kommende World Percussion Academy vom 16.-22. Juli 2017 an der Landesmusikakademie NRW! Mit großem Erfolg ist die WPA 2015 zu Ende gegangen: Rund 250 Gäste feierten die Dozenten und über … Continue reading

Video of Ramesh Shotham


We are delighted that Ramesh Shotham will again join the World Percussion Academy this year ! In his ” GlobalTala ” video you can get to know him and his skills already : GLOBAL TALA … Continue reading

welcome Paolo Rossetti

Paolo Rosetti

A warm welcome to Paolo Rossetti from Rome. He will take over the Mediterranean percussion workshops and teaching on frame drums. Unfortunately, Andrea Piccioni had to cancel this year. Paolo is a versatile and dedicated … Continue reading

new shedule online


The current schedule is online. There you will find also the lecture Psychologische Grundlagen der Wahrnehmung und Produktion von Rhythmen, Aufbau auf kulturübergreifenden kognitiven Mechanismen from Prof. Dr. Hans Neuhoff, Institutsleiter IWTM · Institut für … Continue reading

The new workshop topics are online.

Go to the workshops. From Agogos to Zabumba, from Congas to Cajones – discover techniques, rhythms and deeper insight with Ramesh Shotam, Martin Verdonk,  Juan Carlos Melian, Dudu Tucci,  Billy Nankouma Konate and Andrea Piccioni.

Application for 2015 is online

You can now apply for the next World Percussion Academy! Please keep in mind that the specific topics of the workshops are yet to be announced. Click here for information on the teachers. Click here … Continue reading

Documentation of the teachers concert

Finally, we finished the DVD of the last World Percussion Academys teachers concert, where all the teachers are playing solo and in ensembles. You may order it for 15€ (in germany) and will be delivered … Continue reading

(Deutsch) DVD des Abschlusskonzertes

Abschlusskonzert WPA

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A huge thanks and great pics


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Invitation to the plenums in the morning


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Aditional workshop “The Art of Tuning”


On tuesday, 16.07. at 7:30 pm, we offer an additional workshop to all interested participants. Willy Wahan, who is drum maker and firm owner of Wahan Drums, will impart the basics for tuning a snare … Continue reading

What is expecting you…

World Percussion Academy Instruments

It’s just a month until the second World Percussion Academy will take place. Lots of great teachers are expecting you, as well as lots of different instruments, that are just waiting to be played by … Continue reading

Information about teachers concert and special final concert online

Langes Haus

A few days ago we published the first information about the teachers concert and the final concert, which will be a very unique one this year. The final concert will take place at the outdoor … Continue reading

José J. Cortijo is looking forward to the WPA 2013

Jose J. Cortijo

As we are preparing this year’s World Percussion Academy, the artistic director José J. Cortijo can’t wait for it to begin as well. Therefore he just prepared some words for you. “Dear percussionists and percussion … Continue reading

Enrolment and schedule for 2013 online!

World Percussion Academy 2012

Finally, we present the schedule for the World Percussion Academy 2013! Here you may find a detailed overview about this unique week. With this update enrolments are now possible as well!