Prof. Christina Petrowska Quilico named 2021 Order of Ontario appointee

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, announced AMPD Professor of Musicology and Piano and world-renowned pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico‘s appointment to the Order of Ontario for 2021.  The Lieutenant Governor will bestow the province’s highest honour on Petrowska Quilico at a ceremony to be held on November …

AMPD and the Allan I. Carswell Observatory welcome attendees of all ages to their Halloween Astronomy Extravaganza 

It was an evening of fright-filled, inspirational and educational in equal parts. The Halloween Astronomy Extravaganza comprised of two ticketed events, the first – Herschel 200th Anniversary: Astronomy, Music, Extraterrestrials – celebrates the monumental achievements of 18th-century astronomer and composer Sir William Herschel. Since his death in 1822, Herschel’s contributions to science and the arts …

Celebrating Christina: Christina Petrowska Quilico in Recital

For over 35 years, world-renowned pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico has been instrumental in developing future generations of music industry changemakers at the York University School of Arts, Music, Performance and Design (AMPD). On September 29, AMPD celebrated her life-long commitment to the arts, education, and advocacy with Celebrating Christina: Christina Petrowska Quilico in Recital, held …

Vania Lizbeth Chan joins Vancouver Playhouse’s CHINATOWN

AMPD alum Vania Lizbeth Chan (BFA, PhD) joined the Vancouver Playhouse’s CHINATOWN,  with libretto by Madeleine Thien, music by AlicePing Yee Ho, and Hoisan translation by Paul Yee. CHINATOWN examines family and neighbourhood, racism and resistance, history and tomorrow through six characters, two families, and a chorus of male ghosts. The Chinese-influenced Western opera connects …

Toronto Musicians’ Association names Levon Ichkhanian 2022 Musician of the Year

Toronto Musicians’ Association names Ph.D. student Levon Ichkhanian 2022 Musician of the Year Ph.D. student Levon Ichkhanian is the Toronto Musicians’ Association‘s 2022 Musician of the Year.  The award recognized Ichkhanian’s dedication to excellence in all aspects of music and the high standard of professionalism and artistry he set for the Association. Past winners include …

Luis Ramirez interviewed by culture creator Hye’s Musings

Ph.D. student Luis Ramirez interviewed by culture creator Hye’s Musings Culture creator and entertainment blogger Hye’s Musings sat down with AMPD Ph.D. music student Luis Ramirez to talk about music composition, Ph.D. work, and much more. Ramirez is pursuing doctoral studies in Composition at AMPD with Randolph Peters, exploring the digital landscape for music-making and humanity’s …

2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients announced

2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients announced Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng is pleased to announce Film Production student Devki Patel and Music student Selwyn Tchang as the recipients of the 2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award. While the adjudication committee received many excellent nominations, Patel and Tchang stood out as passionate and dedicated advocates for students across …

PODIUM 2022 unites Canada with help from Professor Karen Burke and Stephanie Martin

PODIUM 2022 unites Canada with help from Professor Karen Burke and Stephanie Martin From May 19 to 23, the PODIUM 2022 national biennial bilingual choral conference will be held online and in person in Toronto, Ontario. Planned by Choral Canada and Choirs Ontario, including AMPD’s own Professor Karen Burke and Stephanie Martin, PODIUM 2022 brings …