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Leong, Daphne Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Leong’s research interests include rhythm, analysis and performance, the music of 20th- and 21st-century composers, and theories of cross-disciplinary collaboration. Her book Performing Knowledge, supported by Kayden, LEAP, and GCAH grants, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Her articles appear in Journal of Music Theory, Perspectives of New Music, Music Theory Online, Theory and Practice, Intégral, Gamut, and Acta Musicologica, as well as in edited collections on Bartók and Ravel and in the Norton Guide to Teaching Music Theory. Leong is also an active pianist and chamber musician, performing in recent years in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, England, Romania, and Hong Kong. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to premieres of current music. She is a founding member of the new-music quartet Throw Down or Shut Up!.


  • rhythm, analysis and performance, music of the 20th and 21st centuries, music of Bela Bartok, interdisciplinary collaboration, audiences


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courses taught

  • MUSC 1111 Semester 2 Theory (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 5071 Post-tonal Theory and Analysis I (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 1101 Semester 1 Theory (Fall 2018)
  • MUSC 5071 Post-tonal Theory and Analysis I (Fall 2018)
  • MUSC 5151 Topics in Music Analysis (Spring 2018)
  • MUSC 6801 Advanced Topics in Music Theory (Spring 2018)


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