12 July 2011

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

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.

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.

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