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IASJ Fact Sheets provide basic information about IASJ Member Schools, used by:

  • students to start and or continue their educational carreer
  • teachers to exchange in pedagogical matters and in jazz research
  • directors of jazz schools to communicate with international colleagues

Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim
Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts

Representative: Peter Gall
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Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim
N7 18,
68161 Mannheim,

number of students per year approximately: 12-20 per year, around 70 in total
annual fee in €: free tuition for EU citizens, tuition for non-EU citizens (approximately 1500-1600 Euros each semester)
financial support offered: yes
language used (English and or native): native, but all teachers speak English
diplomas offered (bachelor, master, PhD): Bachelor, Master
teacher training offered: yes
Faculty: Prof. Rainer Böhm (p),
Prof. José J. Cortijo (perc),
Prof. Fola Dada (voc)

Prof. Jürgen Friedrich (comp/arr),
Felix Fromm (tb),
Prof. Peter Gall (dr),
Prof. Jörg Achim Keller (Big Band),
Prof. Frank Kuruc (guit),
Prof. Robert Landfermann (acoustic bass),
Prof. Bernhard Meyer (electric bass)
Stefan Karl Schmid (sax),
Prof. Stephan Zimmermann (tp)

Many alumni belong to today’s top jazz players in Germany and received international acclaim.
Many students were members of and touring with the German Jazz Orchestra on a regular basis. Five of the former students won the prestigious „Landesjazzpreis Baden-Württemberg“ award, the highest endowed jazz-prize in Germany.

The IASJ is a long standing member of the IMC, the International Music Coucil, affiliated with UNESCO.

The IASJ, founded in 1989, brought together over 3000 jazz students, teachers and directors from all over the world.

The IASJ promotes cultural diversity and does not discriminate towards nationality, religion, gender or age.

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General Information

Organization: non-for-profit association, (Dutch title: "Internationale Vereniging van Scholen voor Jazz"), founded in 1989
Chamber of Commerce: The Hague, The Netherlands: KvK 40412806
VAT-number: none. The IASJ is tax-exempted.