Music News

Dora Award Statues
June 4, 2019

AMPD Faculty & Alumni recognized with Dora nominations for their contributions to the top shows of 2018-19

Now celebrating it's 40th anniversary, The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are Canada's longest-running professional theatre, dance and opera awards. The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts rolls out the red carpet Tuesday, June 25 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and many alumni from the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the hottest shows in Toronto last year. 


The Ottawa Bach Choir performs on tour
May 25, 2019

Professor Lisette Canton to conduct choir at Carnegie Hall, May 25

A northern light will shine through the performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, May 25.

York University music Professor Lisette Canton will conduct the New England Symphonic Ensemble; vocal soloists Danielle Talamantes, soprano, and Rob McGinness, baritone; and a choir, more than 165 voices, including The York University Singers, the Philharmonic Choir of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Coro Vivo Ottawa, and the Grand Choeur du Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau.


Sarah Bay-Cheng Headshot
February 27, 2019

New dean appointed to the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Following an extensive national and international search, which attracted outstanding candidates, the search committee recommended the appointment of Professor Sarah Bay-Cheng to the position of dean. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton is very pleased to announce that Professor Bay-Cheng has accepted our invitation to take up a five-year term as dean, commencing July 1.