Erik Leung, D.M.A candidate, Instructor of Music

Instructor of Music

Education

D.M.A, Wind Conducting, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2014-present
M.Mus., Wind Conducting, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2012
B.Ed., Secondary Music Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2005
B.Mus. with Distinction, Music Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2003

Professional and Service Experience

  • Doctoral Conducting Assistant, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2012-present
  • Music Director, Toronto Community Orchestra, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2011-2012
  • Graduate Assistant Conductor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2010-2012
  • Music Director, Bishop O'Byrne High School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2007-2010
  • Music Director, Our Lady of Assumption Elementary and Junior High School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2005-2007

Honors and Awards

  • Bienen School of Music Scholarship Grant, 2013
  • Parkhill Endowed Scholarship, 2012
  • Morris Wayman Prize, Massey College, University of Toronto, 2012
  • Semi-finalist, Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009
  • Edwin Parr Teaching Award Nominee, 2007

Professional Affiliations

  • California Music Educators Association, 2014- present
  • College Band Director's National Association, 2013-present
  • Junior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto, 2010-2012
  • Ontario Band Association, 2010-2012
  • Alberta Band Association, 2003-2010

Publications and Presentations

  • "Score Analysis of Michael Colgrass' Winds of Nagual." Canadian Winds: Journal for the Canadian Band Association, Spring 2014
  • "The Importance of Gestural Communication in the Classroom," Western Canadian Association for Student Teachers Conference 2005, Saskatoon, Canada, 2005

Programs