Music News

A woman learns to cook from home
May 27, 2020

UPDATE: Fall Planning in AMPD

Last week, President Rhonda Lenton wrote to the York community about the University’s planning for the fall academic term. That message emphasized adherence to public health and safety and access to courses so that students can progress in their programs. The message also noted the potential for select experiential activities on campus. As explained in that communication, courses will clearly state whether on-campus activities may be required.

Photo of Dave-Douglas by John-Abbott
April 23, 2020

Q&A with Dave Douglas

Douglas led masterclasses at York University for instrumentalists and coached small jazz ensembles. The residency was made possible by the Oscar Peterson endowment at York University, which also supports the Oscar Peterson Scholarship in Jazz Performance, an annual entrance scholarship that provides up to $40,000 over four years to an incoming music student. Our Jazz professor Sundar Viswanathan sat down with Dave Douglas for an interview.

Stephanie Martin
March 11, 2020

Professor Stephanie Martin to receive the AMPD Research Award

An important story of Canadian history and tragedy that was retold through an opera written by Stephanie Martin, associate professor of music at York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), will be the subject of a special lecture on March 11 at York University.

A woman sings gospel music
February 18, 2020

Black History Month event features spoken word poetry, gospel music

As part of Black History Month, York University invited members of the public to learn more about the origins of gospel music at the concert on Wednesday. The event, entitled Word, Sound, Power: Black Artistic Expression, was hosted by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora, which is currently held by York University professor Carl James.

Ray Williams accepts his Emmy and smiles
January 10, 2020

Ray Williams Wins Emmy

Contract faculty member Ray Williams was recently honoured at the 2019 Engineering Emmy Awards. The Emmy was awarded to Williams and his team for their program FabFilter Pro-Q 3.

The year 2019 is cut on on a dark background with photos faintly shown below
December 19, 2019

Your Favourite Posts from AMPD this Year

It's the end of 2019, a momentous year for AMPD. As we amp up for a new decade ahead, we want to celebrate the moments that you appreciated most on our social media feeds this past year.

Sarah Bay-Cheng
September 24, 2019

Welcome from the Dean

The history and foundation of the AMPD community is what propels us forward, emboldening us to pose new questions, devise new methods, and test new limits. This spirit of experimentation and improvisation found throughout our faculty is the difference between keeping up with today and leading the way into tomorrow.