In 2019, 328 young musicians participated in 3,848 musical activities in Music Connects. The activities were led by 44 trainers, both local and international, and included not just music lessons and rehearsals, but also bandcoaching sessions, concerts, studio recording and workshops.
In August, 86 talented young musicians, sound engineers, trainers and organizers came together for the high point of our year: a week of intensive music creation and celebration at Skopje Summer School. During this week, 11 mixed bands wrote new music, perfected existing songs and recorded tracks for a compilation album. We concluded the week with a big concert in Skopje's city park, with mixed bands performing for a multi-ethnic audience of almost 500 people.
Throughout the year, we organized five training weeks focusing on songwriting, sound engineering, the development of workshop content and new educational directions. In October 2019, we established Mitrovica's first recording studio that is accessible to musicians from both sides of the divided town.
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