Arthur Levine

Professor Levine’s interests include both musicology and music theory / musicianship. He has experience in several styles and traditions, including 16th-century European polyphony, the music of J.S. Bach, Hindustani vocal music, Brazilian music and jazz. The subject of a nationally televised documentary, Dr. Levine was the host of “This is Art” on CBC for several […]

Sherry Johnson

Sherry Johnson is a step dancer, fiddler, choreographer, educator and researcher. She is interested in the interrelationships between music and dance in a wide variety of contexts, as well as gender in performance and issues of globalization and technology in relation to vernacular music and dance. She is currently working on a SSHRC-funded project that […]

Al Henderson

Al Henderson is a jazz composer, arranger, acoustic bassist and bandleader. He is known nationally as leader of the Al Henderson Quintet and co-founder and co-leader (with York music professor, percussionist Barry Elmes) of the influential ensemble Time Warp. As a sideman, he has performed with many acclaimed jazz artists including Jane Bunnett, Arnett Cobb, Hank Crawford, […]

Barry Elmes

Barry Elmes has been a mainstay of the Canadian jazz scene since the early 1980s. An internationally-known drummer, composer, producer, recording artist and educator, he has performed all over the world and his work has been documented on more than 70 CDs. He has played and/or recorded with many renowned jazz artists including Tommy Flanagan, […]

Karen Burke

Karen Burke is a singer, music director, choral conductor and composer in the field of African-American vocal music. As an authority on the history and performance practices of Gospel music, she has worked with major choral ensembles and organizations including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir, Toronto Choral Society and Ontario Choral Federation, as […]

Rob Bowman

Professor Bowman pioneered popular music studies at York University. He lectures, publishes and broadcasts in many areas of popular music, from country, R & B and gospel to reggae, rap and funk. He has written liner notes for dozens of recordings and regularly authors, produces and advises on major documentary and CD reissue projects for […]