Summer Rock School

Summer Rock School – Songs That Matter

Summer Rock School – Songs That Matter is a big music project organized by Mostar Rock School. The project will gather 50 young musicians (age 18-25) from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina around week-long music camp where they will work in mixed bands and take part in thematic song and lyrics writing workshops about socially relevant issues.

All songs that result from this process will be recorded in Mostar Rock School DK studio and presented publicly through two concerts. Entire project is to be documented on video, resulting in DVD compilation with music videos by all bands and short documentary about the summer camp.

Within the first phase of the project, we presented Summer Rock School Promo Tour, a series of promotional concerts that promoted the project inviting youngsters from 10 B-H cities to apply and join Mostar musicians on this musical journey.  Promotional concerts featured band Floridus formed within Mostar Rock School Session band program and local musicians were invited to play as well.

Music camp will take place in the period July 31st – August 7th 2016 at Jahorina.







The project "Summer Rock School 2016 - Songs That Matter" is supported by United States Embassy in Bosnia & Herzegovina

This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Department of State. The contents are the responsibility of Mostar Rock School and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of State or the United States Government.“


With the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany / Stability Pact for SEE, Mostar Rock School has successfully implemented „Summer Rock School“ project.
The first phase of the project consisted of preparation and implementation of a week-long summer music camp that took place in August 2015 at the International Youth Camp (IOK) in Kiseljak near Tuzla.

Summer music camp gathered total of 60 participants, of which 40 young musicians who had the opportunity to cooperate and make music together. In the process they were supported by the team of experienced teachers who provided training in music skills and performance, and band coaches who helped the newly formed bands to create own original music works.

Total of eight bands were formed, mixing youngsters from Mostar, Prijedor, Sanski Most and Tuzla. Two concerts were held at the end of the week, one in Tuzla center and the other in the IOK camp.

In addition to music activities, summer music camp has offered Masterclass workshops/lectures held by guest teachers and musicians. Topics varied from personal success in music business and the global situation in music industry, personal approach to certain instrument, production, organization etc. Guests that joined the Summer Rock School were: Adnan Hamidović (Frenky), Đani Pervan (Letu Štuke), Miodrag Cicović (Straight Mickey & The Boys), Mario Knezović (Zoster), Mirza Hajrić (AMUS). 

The second phase of the project gathered all participants once again, bringing them all to Mostar where they were recording their original works created during the music camp. All recordings were made in professional recording studio MC Pavarotti.

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