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2017年2月7日 星期二

Call for Students: Examination for New Trinity Diplomatic Syllabus


Since the new syllabus of Trinity Diplomatic Examination contains a lot of new elements, the studying contents will be quite different from that of the previous years. Now, David Leung has adjusted the teaching programs of music theory, music history and compositional theory. The followings are some new courses offered in the year 2017 onward.

Dear students and colleagues,

David Music Center is going to offer some new courses to suit the new diplomatic examination syllabus of Trinity College, London.

The courses are listed as follows:

1.      LMusTCL preparatory Unit I:

Piano Music Development in Historical Context (Baroque to 20th Century)

Time: Monday morning: 10:00am—11:30am

Time: Tuesday morning: 9:30am – 11:00pm

Time: Monday evening: 7:15pm—8:45pm

2.      LMusTCL Preparatory Unit II:

Analyzing and Composing for Piano Variations and String Quartet in Romantic Harmonic Idioms

   Time: Tuesday morning: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

3.      AMusTCL Extensive Preparatory Course (based on new syllabus and set piece)

4.      LTCL Music Composition Part I Study:

Writing for string quartet and woodwind quartet in contemporary music style

(students will learn 20th century compositional techniques)

5.      LTCL Music Composition Part II Study:

a.       Writing for Variations and Cadenza passages in Tonal Harmonic style

b.      Orchestration Techniques

c.       Writing programmatic incidental orchestral music

d.      Writing string quintet in Late Romantic style

Time: Tuesday evening: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

     Thursday morning: 11:00pm – 12:30pm

Friends, students and colleagues are welcome to email to me for further details of the courses. All timeslots of the courses are flexible. Please suggest any timeslots for the above studies.

David Leung

PhD (Candidacy), MPhil, BMus, LRSM, LTCL

2016年11月10日 星期四

New Courses for New Syllabus: David Leung's Offering

Dear Friends, Students and Colleague,

Since there is a lot changes in syllabus for the Trinity Diplomatic Examination next year, Leung sir will like to offer some new courses in line with the examination.

The following time for small classes  may like to call for students:

1. Monday evening: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    Harmony Analysis and Writing with Historical Styles for LMusTCL

2. Tuesday morning: 11:00am to 12:30pm
     Analysis and Writing of Variations and String Quartet for LMusTCL

3. Monday morning: 11:00am to 12:30pm
    Beethoven Variations in the Historical Development of Piano Music for LMusTCL

4. Orchestration and Study of Compositional Techniques for LTCL Music Compositon
     Any timeslot (may suggest) 

5. 18th Century Contrapuntal Techniques for LTCL Music Composition
     Any timeslot (may suggest)

For details of the study contents and times, your enquiry will be greatly appreciated.

May all of you have a happy and fruitful year!

David Leung (2016 Nov 09 published)

2015年4月13日 星期一

Call for Students for Lmus and Fmus Preparatory Units

Dear all, colleagues, friends and students,

It seems too busy for me in this few months to call for students since I have prepared my research proposal for the International Symposioum held at Geneve University in this coming October.

After the AMus examination, I would like to call for students for the following preparatory units.

1. FMus Research Seminars  (New) - two students are waiting more students to form a study group for reading papers and determine the research topics for FMusTCL.
Since this is a special arrangement for students, when the interested parties contact me, please state your background and topic area, so that I can prepare different choices of papers to discuss in the seminar.

Monday (12:30pm to 2:00pm)-- start at any time.

2. LMusTCL Preparatory Unit 1- Music Analysis and Interpretation.
    Wednesday 11.30pm to 1:00pm -- start at any time

3. LMusTCL Set Piece Study: The Development of  Symphony in Classicism
    Tuesday 12;30pm to 2:00pm.

4. Harmony and Vocie leading I (Grade 8 level) : Monday: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

5. Contemporary Composition: Impressionism

Wednesday 7:00pm to 8:30pm

6. LMusTCL Set Piece Study- Mahler's Symphony no 4 and its Symbolic Meaning
   Wednesday 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Interested parties please do not hesitate to contact me for details.

May you have a fruitful study year!

David Leung (published)

2014年11月14日 星期五

David Music Center: New Courses in December 2014

David Music Center Calls For students:
Dear friends, students and colleagues,
Dec 4 (Thursday) 11:30am to 1:00pm:  
The Development of Classical Symphonicism in Historical Context (12 Lessons)

Dec 3 (Wednesday) 8:30pm to 10:00pm:
The Development of Romantic Symphonicism (1830-1920): From Berlioz to Mahler (12 Lessons)

Dec 1 (Monday) 8:30pm to 10:00pm
AMusTCL Comprehensive Preparatory Unit (24 lessons)

Dec 1 (Monday) 7:00pm to 8:30pm (10 lessons)
LMusTCL Preparatory Unit: Musical Analysis of Form and Harmonic Structure

Dec 2 (Tuesday) : 11:30am to 1:00pm
LTCL Music Composition Unit: Orchestration I: Writing for Classical Orchestra (10 lessons)

Dec 1 (Monday): 12:30pm to 2:00pm
LMusTCL Preparatory Unit: Music Analysis and Interpretation I (12 lessons)

Interested Party please feel free to inform me for details.
May you have a fruitful year!

David Leung (theorydavid)
2014-11-14 (published)

2014年9月11日 星期四

New Courses in September and October 2014

Dear Friends, Students, and Colleagues,

David would like to call for students to join in the following courses:

LMusTCL Preparatory Unit: Music History and the Development of Styles: Symphonic Classicism

Monday: 11:00am to 12:30pm (12 lessons)

Tueday: 10:00am to 11:30pm (12 lessons)

LTCL Compositional Unit:  20 Century Music Theory and Analysis (10 Lessons)

Wednesday: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Music Analysis and Intrepretation: Study of Tonal Harmony in Romanticism

Monday: 8:30pm to 10:00pm

AMusTCL Preparatory Unit (6-question based)

Monday: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Interested Parties please inform Leung sir for details.


David Leung

2014-09-10 published

2014年8月8日 星期五

Calling for students in late August 2014

Dear Students Friends, and Colleagues,

David Music Center is calling for students for the courses about Styles and Analysis of Symphonic Works in Historical Context.
1. LMusTCL Preparatory Unit II: The Rise of Symphonic Classicism in the Historical Context
2. LMusTCL Preparatory Unit VI: The Development of Romanticism and Romantic Ideals in Symphonic Music

These courses aim to :
1. Strengthen Students the knowledge of the symphonic music in Classicism and Romatnicism, as well as the genre and styles analysis.  
2. Preparing students to step into the Set Piece (Mahler Symphonic Study) study of the LMus examination next year.

We will start two timeslots which may be convenient to meet different requirements of students.

One is in the morning and one is in the afternoon. 
1. Wednesday 8:30am to 10:00pm (12 lessons) in Late August
2. Tuesday 11:30am to 1:00pm (12 lessons) in Late August

In addition, the normal compositional course is still calling for students:
Course: Composing for 20th Century Musical Styles
Wednesday 7:00pm to 8:30pm in Late August
The above course aims to teach 20th Century Compositional Theory starting from Debussy's Impressionism, Schoenberg's Expressionism of Twelve Tone Method Composing Theory to Stravinsky's Primitivism and Neo Classicism and Ravel's Diversity of Styles in Composition.
Interesting Party please inform Mr. Leung for the course description and Schedule details.

May you have a fruitful year!
David Leung (theorydavid)
2014-08-09 (published)

2014年6月23日 星期一

Call for Students - New Courses in July, 2014

Dear friends, Students:

Here is the final call for students to join the opening of the course:

1. Introduction to the Schenkerian Analysis
     July 3, 2014 - Every thursday 10.00am to 11.30 am (9 lessons)

2. AMusTCL Examination Intensive Course (18 lessons)

     July 8, 2014 - Every Tuesday 12.30pm to 2.00pm

3. LMusTCL Preparatory Unit 2: 
    Music Analysis and Intrepretation I-The Uses of Chromatic Harmonies in Romanticism

     June30, 2014 - Every Monday 12.30pm to 2.00pm

Interested Party please feel free to contact Mr. Leung for further details.

David Leung

2014年4月24日 星期四

David Music Center: New Courses in May

Dear Friends, Collegues and Students:

Leung Sir is glad to inform all of you that some new courses to prepare for the Trinity Examination in November 2014, and new syllabus for 2015 May LMusTCL examination will be offered in the coming May.

Please refer to the course descriptions as follows:

1. AMusTCL Comprehensive Course for Nov. 2014 examination (total 24 lessons)

     Date/Time: waiting for request (Every Monday 8:30pm to 10:00pm)

2. LMusTCL Set Piece A Study - I (Haydn Piano Sonata, 12 lessons):
    The Historical Development of Keyboard Sonata: Form, Type, Style and Asethetics

    Date/Time: May 22 2014 (Every Thursday 11:00am to 12:30pm) (group study)

3. LMusTCL Set Piece B Study - I (Schubert's Swan Song, 12 lessons)

    Music Analysis and Interpretation III: The Study of German Lied

    Date/Time: May 14, 2014 (Every Monday 11:00am to 12:30pm) (class study)

4. LMusTCL Comprehensive Preparatory Course for 2015 LMus Syllabus (total 12 lessons)

    Music Analysis and Interpretation I: The Study of Chromatic Harmony in Romantic Period

    Date/Time: May 21, 2014 (Every Wednesday 8:30pm to 10:00pm) (group study)

5. AMusTCL Comphrensive Course for Nov exam. (24 lessons)

    Date/Time: Waiting for request (Tuesday 11:30am to 1:00pm)

6. LMusTCL Preparatory Course for May 2015 syllabus (Mahler Set piece for 2015)

Symphony as Philosophy: The Development of the Symphonic Music in Historical Context

Date/Time: Anytime when 5 students come (please propose)

Please contact Leung Sir for detailed course description.

May you have a fruitful study year!

David Leung



2014年3月11日 星期二

New Courses in March 2014

New Courses in March 2014

Dear students and friends,
I have much pleasure to inform all my friends and students that my personal website has been established. Please continue to give support to my new website for any new courses information as well as my new academic and informal articles.

The website address: http://www.davidmusiccenter.com/
Of course, my personal blogger- Music and Arts - in google will continue to work for a period of time. However, I will slowly transfer all my publications to the new website.
Thank you for your attention.

The new course offering in March is as follows:

The LMus Prep. Course for Nov 2014 Exam have started in December 2013.
The course will contain about 4 separate units centering on four main areas.
The unit 2, Revision on Musical Styles in Historical Context, will commence on every Monday morning in March 17, 2014.
1. Music Analysis and Interpretation for Songs and Piano Repertories
– focused on score/formal analysis on short piece
2. Revision on Musical Styles in Historical Context
– focused on basic historical knowledge on the development of musical genres and styles
3. Set Piece Study A or B (upon students’ choice)
4. Papers Revision and exploring the Techniques of Answering Essay Question
– All sample papers will be provided

Since the topics discussed in each unit is rather flexible and it depends on
Students’ experiences and ability, the details of each topic, thus, are not fixed.
For more information about the content of each unit, please refer to the Course Description.

1. Date:  (Monday)
2. Time: 11:00am — 1:00pm
3. Venue: 2708, Ho King Comm. Center, Mongkok
4. Contact information: davidmusiccenter@yahoo.com.hk

Interested Party please feels free to inform me for details.
Hope you will have a fruitful studying year !

David Leung

2013年12月13日 星期五

New Course on December 2013

Dear students and friends,

The LMus Prep Course for Nov 2014 Exam will start on December 2013. 
The course will contain about 4 separate Units centering on four main areas:

1. Music Analysis and Interpretation for Songs and Piano Repertories
     -- focused on score/formal analysis on short piece

2. Revision on Musical Styles in Historical Context
     -- focused on basic historical knowledge on 
        the development of musical genres and styles

3. Set Piece Study A or B (upon students' choice)

4. Papers Revision and The Techniques of Answering Essay Question

     -- All papers will be provided

Since the topics discussed in each Unit is rather flexible and it depends on
student's experience and ability, the details of each topic thus are not fixed now.
For more general description of the topic of the units, please refer to my blog:

Details are as follows:

1. Date: Dec 30 2013 (Monday)
2. Time: 11:00am -- 1:00pm
3. Venue: Mongkok Ho King Comm. Center 2708
4. Contact information: 98624733 (David Leung)

We still provide one or two seats for the course.

Interested Party please feel free to inform me for details.

Hope you will have a fruitful studying year!

David Leung

2013年11月29日 星期五

New Courses in December 2013

Dear students and friends,

December is a month of hoildays. Hope all of you having a fruitful new year.

David Leung is now recruiting students for the following courses. There is no fixed day to start the courses. When enough students come (4 - 5 students), we can start the course at once.

1. Monday 11:00am to 1:00pm. (December any date)

    LMusTCL preparation comprehensive course:
     Contents include:
     1. Music Analysis and Interpretation Revision
         (Part A  Questions)
     2. Music History and Styles Revision
         (Part B Questions)
     3. Set Pieces Study (either Haydn Sonata or Schubert Schwangensang)
          Choose by students in the group.
     4. Papers Revison
         (Practicisng Papers)

Students who want to prepare examination next year (May or November) is recommended to start learning now. We will start the course when students are enough for a group.

2. AMusTCL preparation comprehensive course (December any date)

     Students who want to take May examination of AMusTCL are welcome to join.

     Wednesday :
      10:00am to 11:30am (start when students are enough).

Thank for your kind attention.
Interested party please inform David Leung by email.

David Leung
2013-11-29 (published)

2013年11月1日 星期五

New Courses in Early November

Dear friends and students,

We are offering  new courses in early November.

1. LTCL Compositional Unit: Writing for Musical Styles: From 17C to 20C

     Wednesday 7:00-8.30Pm (Nov 6 2013) 10 lessons

2. LMusTCL Preparatory Unit: Classicism: Development of Music Styles in Historical Context

     Monday 7:00 - 8.30pm (Nov 11) 12 lessons

Interested Parties please feel free to inform me.


David Leung


2013年10月3日 星期四

Leung Sir New Courses in October and November

Dear Students and Friends,
Leung sir is going to open some new courses preparing  for the next year Trinity diplomatic examination in May 2014.
Please take the following notes:
1. AMusTCL Comprehensive Course (thorough study)
  Nov. 4 2013 Monday evening 8:30pm to 10:00pm (24 lessons)
2. LMusTCL Set Piece A Study II - 
     Analysis of Hadyn Sonata and The Issue of Piano Sonata:
     Genre, Style and Aesthetics
    Oct. 28 Monday evening 7:00pm to 8:30pm (12 lessons)
3. Special Synthesis Course on LMusTCL Examination (consists of two parts)
    Part I:  Section A and B Revision: Harmonic and Stylistic Analysis
    Part II: Section C: Set Piece Study
     We will start -----
     Part I: Revision of Harmony And Style Analysis (24 lessons)
     Nov. 4 2013 Monday morning 11:00am to 1:00pm.
If interested party please feel free to inform me as soon as possible. Questions are welcome. Attached please also find the Study Schedule for reference.


David Leung





David Leung