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Amy Hillis

Amy Hillis

Dr. Amy Hillis joined the York Music faculty in July 2020. She was the Helen Carswell Chair in Community-Engaged Research in the Arts for three years during which she facilitated a research partnership between Community Music Schools of Toronto Jane & Finch and York University. Dr. Hillis currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Community […]

Noam Lemish

Noam Lemish

Dr. Noam Lemish is a pianist, composer, educator and scholar. He has appeared in numerous performances and conducted workshops across Canada, the US, Europe, Israel, and in Bhutan and has released multiple albums, including most recently Pardes (2018) and Sonic Truffles (2018). His teaching interests cover a wide variety of areas within jazz studies, as […]

Randolph Peters

Randolph Peters

For composer Randolph Peters, music is a passport, a way to explore the world. His work includes commissions from the Canadian Opera Company, and the Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras, Kronos Quartet, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Elmer Iseler Singers, and Orchestre Symphonique du Québec among others. Although he has composed in a number […]

Doug Van Nort

Doug Van Nort

Doug Van Nort is an artist, scholar and composer/improviser of experimental and electroacoustic music. He regularly performs and presents his work internationally, with notable past venues including Casa da Musica in Porto, Betong in Oslo, Cafe OTO in London, Skolska28 in Prague, Liebig12 and QuietCue in Berlin, Ongaku no tomo hall in Tokyo, The Smithsonian […]

Mark Chambers

Mark Chambers

Mark Chambers is a conductor, cellist and early music specialist. He studied cello with Martha Gerschefski, Lubomir Georgiev and David Miller, and has performed extensively in the United States and Ontario as both a chamber musician and orchestral player. At York, Dr. Chambers is the Cello/Viola da Gamba instructor and conducts the York University Symphony […]

Michael Coghlan

Michael Coghlan

Professor Coghlan has extensive professional credits as a composer, performer, conductor, record producer, and music director. He has worked in a wide range of musical genres and techniques, from medieval and classical to jazz, popular and world music, and computer-based music. A specialist in digital music production, he is known nationally for his work in […]

Lisette Canton

Lisette Canton

Lisette Canton is a choral and orchestral conductor, vocal coach and technician, guest conductor, adjudicator, workshop leader and early music specialist. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the JUNO-Award winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC), and is also Associate Professor and Head of Choral Music at York University in Toronto, where she conducts three ensembles […]

Mike Cadó

Mike Cadó

Mike’s passion for guitar began at the age of nine. His training was initiated by such notable teachers as Bobby Edwards, Adrian Pellew, and Warren Greig and has also studied with acclaimed vocal instructor Bill Vincent. Numerous performances have allowed Mike to gain experience encompassing a broad spectrum of musical genres, which in turn, has […]

Ron Westray

Ron Westray

Jazz musician and composer Ron Westray is best known for his work as lead trombonist with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis and his collaborations with Wycliffe Gordon. He launched his professional performance career in the early 1990s, recording and touring nationally with the Marcus Roberts Septet. He has appeared in concert […]

Patricia Wait

Patricia Wait

Professor Wait is a clarinetist with extensive performance credits as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. She has appeared with many leading Canadian artists and ensembles, including pianist Anton Kuerti and clarinetist James Campbell; the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Prague String Quartet and Purcell String Quartet; and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. She is also […]