Celebrating Christina: Christina Petrowska Quilico in Recital

Celebrating Christina: Christina Petrowska Quilico in Recital For over 40 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 celebrates her life-long commitment to the arts, education, and advocacy with Celebrating […]

AMPD alum Vania Lizbeth Chan joins Vancouver Playhouse’s CHINATOWN

AMPD alum Vania Lizbeth Chan joins Vancouver Playhouse’s CHINATOWN AMPD alum Vania Lizbeth Chan (BFA, PhD) is joining the Vancouver Playhouse’s CHINATOWN running September 13 to 17, 2022, 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 […]

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 […]

Sundar Viswanathan’s Avataar wins 2022 Juno Award

Prof. Sundar Viswanathan’s Avataar wins 2022 Juno Award AMPD Music professor Sundar Viswanathan’s world jazz group Avataar took home the 2022 Juno for Jazz Album of the Year – Group with their latest album, WORLDVIEW. Conceived and created during the pandemic lockdown, the album is a reflective look on honesty, compassion and world leadership in times of […]

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 […]