Student Concert Series

“The kids were so engaged and inspired! One Grade 11 boy said on the bus, “I can’t wait to get back to school so I can do my trumpet warm ups!”

                                       – Shirley Madden, Bur Oak Secondary School

“My students who range in age from 13-17 really had a wonderful time and it was well worth the effort. This was without a doubt, one of the best field trips that we had attended in a while…well done!”

                                       – John Kaminsky, Our Lady of the Lake CHS

“We loved the concert! My students were talking about it all afternoon and into the next day. A couple of grade 9 students who were previously on the fence about taking music said they were taking it all four years for sure now – they were that inspired!”

                                         – S.B., Peel District School Board




The Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra is pleased to present a series of educational concerts for music students. The TYWO Student Concert Series endeavours to provide an entertaining and educational experience geared towards junior-high and high school musicians of all ages. Participating schools are provided with accompanying classroom materials (“TYWO Student Guides”), written in accordance with the Ontario curriculum documents. In addition, the Student Concert Series boasts world-class guest artists. Past guest artists have included celebrated vocal ensemble Cadence, the iconic Canadian Brass, composer/conductor Johan de Meij, famed percussion quartet TorQ and the United States Army Herald Trumpets. All concerts are approximately one hour in length and feature the award-winning Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Colin Clarke.

Due to popular demand, we are now offering Student Concerts in both first and second semester!

On Friday, November 30, 2018 we welcome brass powerhouse Jens Lindemann. Jens is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in the history of his instrument. In addition to being named “International Brass Personality of the Year” by the Brass Herald, Jens also received the prestigious Order of Canada, the highest civilian award given by the government of Canada. Jens is the first classical trumpet player to receive this honour. He has given performances in every major city in the world from New York to Los Angeles, London and Berlin, and even at the Great Wall of China. Jens joins the Wind Orchestra to share his dazzling display of virtuosic talent and gut-busting humour. This concert will take place at the Toronto Centre for the Arts Map it.

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra will join forces with talented artists from the Ontario College of Art and Design. This special presentation will feature a visual array of animated shorts, all set to the music of Modest Mussorgsky’s epic masterwork Pictures at an Exhibition. The spectacle will take place at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga Map it and your students will be thrilled by this unique array of sights and sounds.

Click here for more information or to arrange for your class to attend one (or both!) of these exciting performances!


  Click on photos to enlarge.