Leong’s research interests include rhythm, analysis and performance, music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and theories of cross-disciplinary collaboration. Leong is also an active pianist and chamber musician.
rhythm, analysis and performance, music of the 20th and 21st centuries, music of Bela Bartok, interdisciplinary collaboration, audiences
MUSC 1101 - Semester 1 Theory
Introduces the fundamentals of diatonic harmony and voice leading, focusing on model composition (including one-, two- and four-voice writing) and analysis of excerpts from music literature. Offered fall only.
MUSC 1111 - Semester 2 Theory
Continuation of MUSC 1101. Explores principles of harmony, voice leading and form. Continues emphasis on both model composition and analysis. Introduces chromatic elements (such as applied dominants and modulation), harmonic syntax and structural analysis of excerpts from music literature. Offered spring only.
MUSC 5071 - Post-tonal Theory and Analysis I
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2023
Focuses on theory and analysis of post-tonal literature pre-1945. Student must have passed general written theory and aural skills preliminary exam or completed remediation before enrolling in course.
MUSC 5151 - Topics in Music Analysis
Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Analytical study of a specific topic to be determinedby the instructor (e.g., German Lieder, Bartok quartets, tonal rhythm, Schenker, etc). Study published analyses representing a variety of methodologies and produce original analyses. Student must have passed graduate preliminary exams or completed remediation before enrolling in this course. Recommended prerequisite: MUSC 5061 or MUSC 5071 as appropriate to the topic, or instructor consent required.
MUSC 6801 - Advanced Topics in Music Theory
Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
Intensive study of a specialized topics in theory and analysis through critical reading and analysis, class presentations and independent research. Student must have passed graduate preliminary exams and completed 6 credits hours of graduate-level theory before enrolling in course. Instructor determined prerequisite will be enforced as appropriate to the topic.