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 […]

Professor Lisette Canton Live-Streams with Canada’s Governor General

Professor Lisette Canton Live-Streams with Canada’s Governor General On December 3rd, 2020, York University Music Professor Lisette Canton joined the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Canada’s Governor General for a “Virtual #GGconversation”.  The live-stream featured Professor Canton, a Choral and Orchestral Conductor for the Ottawa Bach Choir, as a special guest alongside Daniel Taylor, Countertenor and […]

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 […]

AMPD’s Commitment to Equity

Dear AMPD colleagues, students, alumni, faculty, staff and community partners: I hope this message finds you and your families and communities in good health and spirits during the current circumstances. I know that the conditions necessitated by COVID-19 have lasted much longer than expected and I am grateful for your continued resilience and widespread generosity […]

Congratulations Class of 2020

Another school year has come to an end, which means it is time to celebrate and send-off our graduating class as they prepare themselves for the next stage of their careers. These are truly extraordinary circumstances. In any other year, we would gather in the large Centre of Excellence at the Aviva Centre, surrounded by […]

UPDATE: Fall Planning in AMPD

AMPD is a leading example for the arts in Canada and beyond. Today we are faced with extraordinary challenges and opportunities. It is my hope that together with students, faculty, staff, alumni, community and industry partners, we can not only mitigate the negative effects of the current challenges, but also embrace opportunities for meaningful change […]

Q&A with Dave Douglas

Award winning trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas is the Department of Music’s 2020 Oscar Peterson Jazz Artist-in-Residence. A prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City, Douglas’ unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a Doris Duke Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award, and two Grammy Award […]