28 July 2011

2011 Summer School crew: meet Ida!

Hi to everyone!

My name is Ida, I am 16 years old and I am a singer in Mitrovica Rock School. I listen to pop/rock music, and I love to paint.

This is my first trip to Skopje and I hope it will be a lot of fun and music.

So I guess i see U guys there!!!

27 July 2011

2011 Summer School crew: meet Lirjon!

Hi, I'm Lirjon... I'm in high school of classical music and I play guitar for 7 years.

I'm new student in Rock School and I'm very happy for beeing a member of this school. My favorite genres are alternative rock, progressive, metall.

This will be my first being in beautiful city Skopje, hope to have a good time there.

See you :)

16 July 2011

2011 Summer School crew: meet Enver!

Hi ! I’m Enver. I’m kontrabassist and bassist but I play guitar too... I play bass in Rock School band “the Frames.”

I like all genres of music but my favorites are: Rock Fusion, Funk Jazz and Blues.


See you soon!

Enko :)

12 July 2011

2011 Summer School crew: meet Blerta!

Hey everyone, it feels so good writing an introduction blog for the Skopje Summer School again!

I am so glad that I get to be part of such an experience for the second time and I’m sure that I will have a rocking time with you!! :)

Ok, I’m Blerta Kosova, 16, and singer in the Rock School band “The Frames.” Besides the rock school, I also go to the musical high school “Tefta Tashko” in Mitrovica.

I enjoy spending a lot of time with friends, going out, singing of course, reading and just chilling by listening to good music.

I’m really looking forward in meeting you all, to make some good jams together, in one of my favorite cities, the beautiful Skopje. :)

Peace everyone!
BB :)

Blerta is a member of the Rock School's A-Team!

2011 Summer School crew: meet Lenart!

Hi! My name is Lenart.

I'm a guitar player.... For more see you in August.


Lenart is a member of
the Rock School's A-Team!

2011 Summer School crew: meet Strahinja!

Hello, I'm Strahinja and I'm 16 years old.

I play guitar for 2 years. My favourite music genres are rock and blues.

I think that Skopje Summer School will be huge experience for me and I expect a lot of fun.

See you in Skopje.

2011 Summer School crew: meet Milos!

Hi all, I'm Milos. I am 18 years old and I play drums and sing.

This will be my third summer school experience but instead for drummer, I'm now in role of singer.

It's great to see old familiar faces and meet the new one.

Until Skopje, cheers,

Milos

2011 Summer School crew: meet Djordje!

Hello everyone, I'm Djordje and I'm 20.

I play piano/keyboards for very long time and I finished primary music school.

In Rock School I also play drums and sometimes sing.

I really looking forward for my first visit to Skopje and see you all then.

2011 Summer School crew: meet Nemanja!

Hi, my name is Nemanja Lazic and I'm 18 years old.

I just finished high school and I'm Rock School member for a 4 months. I sing and play acoustic guitar.

This would be my first participation in Skopje Summer School and I expect a lot of fun.

See you all,

Nemanja

2011 Summer School crew: meet Milena!

Hello, my name is Milena Ilievska, I am 22, and I study English language and literature in Northern Mitrovica.

Three months ago I joined Mitrovica Rock School as a drum player. As far as music is concerned I listen to many genres, classic and alternative rock, progressive and psychodelic rock, punk, ska, drum'n'bass, dubstep, and currently I am totally into trip-hop.



Although it won't be my first visit to Skopje, it will be the first with Rock School and I expect a lot of fun. See you there....

2011 Summer School crew: meet Miske!

Hi everyone. I'm Miske, and I'm 23 years old.

I play bass guitar and I started to play 5 years ago. This will be my third summer school experience and everytime is getting better.

'Till Skopje, have fun and see you soon.


Miske is a member of the Rock School's A-Team!

2011 Summer School crew: meet Minja!

Hi! I'm Minja from Kosovska Mitrovica. I'm 17 and I go to gymnasium and musical high school.

I'm also a pupil of Mitrovica Rock School, where I sing and play piano.

I listen to all kind of quality music. I don't have favorite musician, there are so many of them.

I'm really looking forward to our association in Skopje.... see you there.

2011 Summer School crew: meet Emir!

Hi, everyone. My name is Emir Hasani and I'm 19.

I play guitar since 2000. I listen to many different music genres.

See ya soon :)

Emir is a member of the Rock School's A-Team!

2011 Summer School crew: meet Filip S.!

Hello, I'm Filip, and I'm 18 years old.

I play guitar for 4 years!...

See you in Skoplje :)

2011 Summer School crew: meet Rasim!

Hello, my name is Rasim, I'm 16 years old.

I live in North Mitrovica and I'm playing drums for almost three years. If the is anything else that you should know, just ask. :)

All the best.

2011 Summer School crew: meet Filip M.!

Hi, my name is Filip an I'm 18. I play drums since 2008....

I listen to many different music genres...

See you soon in Skopje


Filip is a member of the Rock School's A-Team!

2011 Summer School crew: meet Jelena!

Hi, my name is Jelena Zafirovic and I'm 21 years old. I'm a student on the Music Academy in North Kosovska Mitrovica.

I sing, I'm also a songwriter, and I play a guitar a little bit.

Music means everything to me because it helps me to express myself and connect with people through my songs, so that's what I want to do in my life.

I can't wait to go to Skopje and see the friends I made last year, and hopefully meet new ones, so we can play together and have a lot of fun.

See you in Skopje!

Jelena

Rock School ready to rock Skopje!


The last week of August, 24 Rock School students and their 12 teachers from the Mitrovica Rock School will rock Skopje - for the fourth time!

2011 Skopje Summer School
Every year, the Rock School invites 24 of its students and all teachers for a rock and roll summer school in Skopje. Back in 2008, the Rock School was launched with our first Summer School ever. Now, with our fourth edition, nearly one hundred young Mitrovica musicians will have attended.


2010 Summer School band 40 Degrees

Rehearsing, recording and performing
Throughout the week, the participants will be coached by the Rock School's teachers from Mitrovica and trainers from the Fontys Rock Academy in the Netherlands. They will follow an intensive program that includes five days of band practice, recording and performing.

Final concert - August 26
On Friday August 26, the week will culminate in major outdoor concert in the Skopje City Park. Details will be posted soon.

Come one, come all!




2010 Summer School band The Targets


**NEW**
Rock School's "A-Team"
This year, a new band will be part of the Summer School: the Rock School's A-Team. The A-Team is formed by three of the best students from the Rock School's South branch and three of the best from our North branch.

The A-Team is currently writing songs together online, which will be recorded in Skopje. In September, they will travel to the Netherlands together to perform at IKV Pax Christi's event The Night of Peace.



Civil - Center for Freedom
The Skopje Summer School is carried out in partnership with the Skopje-based organization Civil, a long-standing partner of Musicians without Borders.

Donors
The 2011 Skopje Summer School is funded by the Embassies of Finland, the United States, Norway and France in Pristina. The Mitrovica Rock School is financially supported by the Social Transformation Program (Matra) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

6 July 2011

Rock and roll legends Električni Orgazam support the Rock School at Djokovic reception

Last Sunday, ex-Yu rock and roll legends Električni Orgazam performed at the reception of Novak Djokovic in Belgrade to celebrate his Wimbledon victory.



Bass player and Rock School friend Shvaba performed in a Mitrovica Rock School T-shirt in front of some 100,000 fans and dozens of public and international TV broadcasters.



Električni Orgazam open the celebration

100,000 people gathered in front of City Hall

Rock School friend Shvaba

The full concert can be viewed on YouTube.



Shvaba at the Mitrovica Rock School in May 2011