AMPD News

March 22, 2024

Professor Janine Marchessault among 2024 Killam Prize recipients

York University Professor, Dr. Janine Marchessault has been named one of the five recipients of the esteemed 2024 Killam Prize. She has been honoured for her work in community-based and site-specific public art exhibitions, research creation, and public outreach.


March 7, 2024

Exploring Philippine Folk Dance and Culture: A Summer Abroad Course with Dr. Patrick Alcedo

On May 27, 2024, students will embark on a cultural journey in the Philippines with the "Philippine Folk Dance and Culture" course offered by the School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and Design at York University. Led by dance ethnographer, specialist in Philippine traditional dances, and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Professor Patrick Alcedo, this experience will immerse students in the tapestry of Philippine folk dances, history, and culture. 


March 4, 2024

York University’s Noam Lemish Nominated for 2024 JUNO Award in Jazz Category

York University's Noam Lemish, a Professor of Jazz Studies, has earned a nomination for the upcoming 2024 JUNO Awards in the Jazz Album of the Year (Solo) category for his most recent album. The announcement was made on February 6 at CBC Studios in Toronto, marking a significant achievement for both Lemish and the Department of Music.


February 29, 2024

AMPD Professor Karen Burke’s Influence on Black Gospel Music Education in Canadian Academia

Karen Burke, Chair of the Music Department at York University, has been instrumental in advocating for the inclusion of Black gospel music in academia. Since 2005, she established the first courses of this kind at York, emphasizing the interconnectedness of gospel and jazz in African American musical traditions. Burke's influential efforts have played a pivotal role in shaping a more inclusive academic environment, including her mentorship of Darren Hamilton, who established the University of Toronto’s first Gospel Music course.


January 29, 2024

Final Mile Club: Strategic Thinking for the Creative Mind

The Final Mile Club (FMC) prepares emerging artists, makers, performers, and designers for life after graduation. As a project by York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), FMC examines creatives’ unique challenges through conversations with prominent alumni and industry experts.