York University AMPD and Arizona State University Virtually Unite Gospel Choirs with Kirk Franklin’s Arrangement of the Johnson Brothers’ “Lift Every Voice & Sing”

York AMPD and Arizona State University Virtually Unite with “Lift Every Voice & Sing” “Lift Every Voice & Sing” premieres on Sunday, September 26th, 2021, at 5PM EST on YouTube. Seventy students across academic disciplines, geographic locations and cultures in international chorus. Students are accompanied by Corey Butler in harmony with Kirk Franklin’s arrangement of […]

York Music alumna earns spot in Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program

York Music alumna earns spot in Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program Soprano Jonelle Sills (BFA ’16) earns a spot in the Vancouver  Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program lead by industry leaders Leslie Dala, Kinza Tyrrell, Tina Chang and Vancouver Opera Music Director Emeritus Jonathan Darlington. Winner of the Dora Award winner […]

Music Professor Ron Westray to release autobiography this fall

Music Professor Ron Westray to Release Autobiography this Fall Originally featured on York YFile York University Associate Professor Ron Westray, in the Department of Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, is releasing an autobiography this September titled Life in Reverse: Tales of a Very Stable Narcissist (Anthem Press). “It is possible that we exist in […]

Luis Ramirez to Premiere with Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Music PhD Student to Premiere with Toronto Symphony Orchestra The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has announced that Luis Ramirez, a York University PhD candidate in Music, has received a commission for an original composition in their 2022 season. His “Celebration Prelude” will be making its world premiere, and will be conducted by Gustavo Gimeno, the Toronto […]

Message to the AMPD community

A Message from the Dean To the community of AMPD: A rainbow flag at half-mast: perhaps no image better captures the painful mood of this June. The revelation of the 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. has been a tragic reminder of the […]

AMPD Celebrates Pride

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design has a rich 2SLGBTQIA community. We pride ourselves as a place where students can find their community; where they can express themselves fully, and be loved by their friends, peers and mentors for it. The 2020-21 school year was a reflection of this, our time spent […]

Fall 2021 Gradual Reopening

Gradual Return to Campus We are preparing for all York U AMPD learners to have on-campus, in-person access in the fall and to be fully back in person as early as January 2022. Watch this message from our dean, Sarah Bay-Cheng, to hear about our plans for the fall and winter terms in AMPD.