Hey Folks! My name is Emilio Bernardo-Ciddio, and I am a 5th year music major. My pronouns are He/Him. I wear many hats here in AMPD! The past two summers, I was a YU Start Leader for first year enrolment and transition, and since second year I’ve been a Student Ambassador and Mentor. I am now a Peer Leader for Music students. I’ve also been a Frosh Leader in the past for Winters College as Department Lead for Music.
Within the faculty, I am a classical trumpet player here in music, and am a long standing member of the Wind Ensembles and Symphony Orchestra. I currently am entering my second year with the Creative Arts Student Association, where I am the VP of Academic Affairs. We serve to enrich the entire AMPD community, and I represent the students in several committees such as Faculty Council and York University Senate. I served for two years as President for the Music Students Association, an organization that plans events and initiatives, and coordinates efforts to develop and redefine the student experience in the Music Department.
Outside of AMPD, I’m entering my second year with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, and I was a member of the Hannaford Youth Brass Band for a couple of years. I am also the Vice President for the Provincial and Federal New Democratic Party in the King/Vaughan/Woodbridge electoral ridings, and served as a CFO for a local provincial campaign. I also am a new delegate for the International Relations Students Association at YorkU where I’ll be competing internationally as a Model UN Delegate.
In future, I hope to enter a JD at Osgoode Hall and work in the legal and political areas of our society.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, or just to talk about anything we might have in common! Enjoy the rest of your academic year!