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 […]

A Message in Honour of Black History Month

At the start of this February, I write to acknowledge and to celebrate Black History Month, a particularly important time for learning, reflection and action this year. Over the past year, calls to address anti-Black racism and to confront oppression have resonated throughout institutions and industries, invoking many necessary and overdue conversations in these areas […]

Christina Petrowska Quilico Appointed to Order of Canada

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 […]

Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng Praises AMPD Community on RED FM

Praising AMPD Alumni, Students & Faculty On Thursday December 10 our dean, Sarah Bay-Cheng, appeared as a guest on 88.9 RED FM to discuss the challenges facing art schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University has risen to the challenge. Most notably, she […]

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: Gursharan […]

UPDATE: Winter Planning in AMPD

    To the AMPD Community: 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. You’ve continued learning or teaching in courses that we might never have envisioned could be offered in online/remote […]