Personal Summary / Bio
KEVIN LEONG is Music Director of the 100-voice Concord Chorus and Guest Conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston. He previously served for eight years as Associate Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Choruses at Harvard University, where he directed the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus and co-conducted the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. His choruses have performed in many venues around the country and abroad. Dr. Leong earned a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting from Boston University, where he studied with Ann Howard Jones, David Hoose, Jeremy Yudkin, and Craig Smith. He is the 2008 winner of the Julius Herford Prize, awarded nationally each year by the American Choral Directors Association for the outstanding doctoral thesis in choral music. At Harvard University, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in Biophysics, he worked closely with Jameson Marvin and the Harvard choruses for many years. A Lecturer in the School of Music at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, Dr. Leong has taught undergraduate courses in choral conducting at both Harvard and Boston University and has won several teaching awards. He is also on the faculty at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts University and is a Research Assistant for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works. Dr. Leong earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and studied voice with Martha Elliott at Princeton University. He performs as a tenor with various choral ensembles in the Boston area and appears with the Choir of the Church of the Advent on the Arsis label. Dr. Leong is a native of suburban Philadelphia.
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