Music News

The words History, Futures, Conversations stacked on a diagonal
February 2, 2021

A Message in Honour of Black History Month

Along with education, art and design have been integral within Black histories, both in the US and in Canada. This message is just one part in an ongoing conversation among many throughout AMPD and beyond.


Christina Petrowska
December 15, 2020

Christina Petrowska Quilico Appointed to Order of Canada

This year Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.). The award recognizes "her celebrated career as a classical and contemporary pianist, and for championing Canadian music", and it comes as a well-deserved recognition of her outstanding contributions to Canadian musical heritage and her impactful career.


Gurharan Kaur as a child holding trophies with her mother and father
November 6, 2020

A Harmonious Family History – Gursharan Kaur

Gursharan Kaur moved to Canada with her family at eight years old.  Her family has a rich history of music and teaching, and Kaur is bringing that tradition to her studies at York University. Today, she is a member of the York University Gospel Choir Leadership Team. We talked to her about her experiences.


York University's subway station in the winter, covered with snow.
November 2, 2020

UPDATE: Winter Planning in AMPD

I hope this message finds you healthy and safe as we all continue to endure the challenges of COVID-19. If you’re reading this, you’ve already achieved more than many thought possible.


AMPD's Commitment to Equity
September 1, 2020

AMPD’s Commitment to Equity

I hope this message finds you and your families and communities in good health and spirits during the current circumstances. I know that the conditions necessitated by COVID-19 have lasted much longer than expected and I am grateful for your continued resilience and widespread generosity shown by people throughout AMPD over the past six months.