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.

Helen Carswell Call for Proposals – 2021

Call for Proposals – 2021 The Helen Carswell Chair in Community Engaged Research in the Arts welcomes the submission of research proposals that can inform the practice, programming, or curricula of a community music school. In a continued partnership between York University and Regent Park School of Music (RPSM) – Jane and Finch, we support […]

We Are Looking for Feedback from IBPOC Students

We Are Looking for Feedback from IBPOC Students York U AMPD seeks the feedback of its Racialized students to inform development of new equity policies and initiatives. The KOJO Institute will be running 5 focus groups with AMPD students to gather valuable feedback. Follow the links below to Register on Eventbrite: –  Black Undergraduate Students […]

Response to Recent Anti-Asian Violence

Response to Recent Anti-Asian Violence: “Hope is a discipline.” Like many of you, I have read and followed the news of the last week with dismay: eight people killed in Atlanta, seven of whom were women, and six of Asian descent. We recognize the names of those whose lives were cruelly cut short: Delaina Ashley […]

Two Music Students Awarded Oscar Peterson Entrance Scholarships

Two Music Students Awarded Oscar Peterson Entrance Scholarships We are proud to announce two new recipients of the Oscar Peterson Entrance Scholarship. This most valuable and prestigious award in the Music Department is the result of a generous gift from the Government of Ontario in the memory of Oscar Peterson. To be eligible for these […]