TorQ is committed to helping further music education in schools across Canada. One of our priorities as an ensemble is to share the incredible variety and vitality of percussion. By performing percussion-only solo concerts, TorQ hopes to encourage young percussionists (and other musicians) to become more engaged in music, and to learn to seek out interesting musical experiences.
TorQ school concerts are designed to appeal not only to the percussionists in the school band but to all the students; whether or not they play an instrument, they will be engaged and excited by a TorQ performance. School concerts include a number of different musical styles on a variety of instruments, including marimba, vibraphone, hand drums, snare drums, cajon, and other small instruments. Performances include explanation of the compositions and instruments, and often include interaction and/or improvisation with students.
TorQ is proud to be partnered with Prologue to the Performing Arts for our educational work. Any events taking place in elementary or secondary schools or involving school groups must be booked through Prologue. Stage requirements are minimal: all that is needed is clear space of at least 25ft (width) by 20ft (depth) with good lighting. TorQ makes use of many different instruments over the course of a concert, therefore we require at least 90 minutes setup time, and 45 minutes teardown time. For fee information, please visit the Prologue website.