WHAT IS TOP UP?
Top Up is a musical education program that enriches the musical journeys of thousands of young people around Australia each year. The brainchild of virtuoso indie quintet Topology, Top Up was a State Award Winner for Excellence in Music Education at the 2015 APRA Art Music Awards. For 21 years, this program has brought together world-class professionals and young musicians to experiment, create and perform side by side. Top Up empowers musicians, songwriters and composers of all ages and backgrounds.
In addition to supporting teachers’ delivery of the Australian Curriculum, Topology offers professional development programs, mentors emerging composers and perform with students in public concerts.
Individually and collectively, the musicians possess world-class expertise and qualifications in the ‘hard to teach’ areas of composition and improvisation. Twenty years’ additional experience as award-winning performers gives Topology the additional ability to deliver best practice, practical advice to enhance performance, stagecraft and production for the schools and communities they take great joy in working with.
Through the support of Arts Queensland, Australia Council for the Arts, and Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Top Up programs can be accessed by schools all around Australia. Contact us to find out if your school is eligible for a fully-funded Top Up program.