Hey Folks! My name is Emilio Bernardo-Ciddio, and I am a 4th year music major and geography minor. My pronouns are He/Him. I wear many hats here in AMPD! This summer I was the YU Start Leader for first years, and during the school year I am a Student Ambassador and Mentor. I’ve also been a Frosh Leader in the past for Winters College as Department Lead for Music.
Within the department, I am a classical trumpet player here in music, and am the principal seat in our Wind Ensembles and Symphony Orchestra. I’m also entering my 2nd term as Co-President for the Music Students Association, an organization that plans events and initiatives, and coordinates efforts to develop and redefine the student experience in the Music Department. We work constantly to make your time here as enjoyable an educational as possible. Some projects we’re planning for this year are as follows: Chamber Ensembles, Media Music Concert, Student Showcases, Coffee Houses, Guest Speakers and Artists, Socials, Drumline, and more!
Outside of YorkU, I’ve been a member of the Hannaford Youth Brass Band for a few years and will be joining the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra this year. I am also the Vice President for the Provincial and Federal New Democratic Party in the King/Vaughan/Woodbridge electoral ridings.
In future, I hope to teach, perform, and research as a musician and geographer, and to continue to be involved in local politics. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, or just to talk about anything we might have in common! Enjoy the rest of your academic year!