The Mitrovica Rock School is part of Music Connects, in partnership with Musicians Without Borders, Fontys Rockacademie, Roma Rock School and Music School Enterprise. We were established by Musicians Without Borders and Community Building Mitrovica.
Musicians Without Borders (MWB) uses the power of music to connect communities, bridge divides and heal the wounds of war and conflict. The original Mitrovica Rock School concept was born from an encounter between MWB, local organization CBM, and Mitrovica musicians. MWB partners with MRS as one of the lead implementers, and supports the organization with capacity building.
Fontys Rockacademie is a leading BA-level academy for pop and rock music in Europe. Fontys Rockacademie helps the Mitrovica Rock School develop its didactic program, provides regular teacher exchanges and training, and has assisted in the development of nearly every aspect of the school.
Roma Rock School is a new Skopje-based initiative that aims to integrate Roma youth in Macedonian society through a quality rock music education program. Roma Rock School is a partner under the Music Connects project.
Music School Enterprise started in 2002 and is Skopje’s leading school for pop and rock music education. Enterprise is a partner in the Music Connects project.
Community Building Mitrovica identifies and advances joint interests of all Mitrovica residents through facilitation of interethnic dialogue and advocacy, and strengthens civil society to hold institutions accountable. A founding partner of the Rock School, CBM continues to the support us as an advisor and facilitator.