Professor Leung Bo-Wah is currently Professor of Department of Cultural and Creative Arts and Director of Research Centre for Transmission of Cantonese Opera at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is award winning professor of music for his research in incorporating Cantonese opera into formal music curriculum. He received the prestigious Musical Rights Award from the International Music Council (founded by UNESCO) in 2011 as well as the Knowledge Transfer Award from the HKIEd in 2012 for his leadership in a research project entitled “Collaborative Project on Teaching Cantonese Opera in Primary and Secondary Schools”. During his tenure in HKIEd, Professor Leung has developed a teaching kit, Teaching Package on Creative Music Making in Schools, and a series of music textbooks for the general use of all schools in Hong Kong.
Professor Leung has published many research papers in leading journals and edited books including the International Journal of Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, Music Education Research, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, International Journal of Community Music, and the Oxford Handbook of Music Education. His Chinese book, Teaching Creative Music Making: New trend for the new century (Excellence Pub., 2005), is Hong Kong’s first publication of creativity in music teaching and learning. A revised version of this book has been published in Beijing tackling the music curriculum reform of mainland China (People’s Music Publisher, 2014). His book Creative Arts in Education and Culture: Perspectives from Greater China (Springer, 2013) features the development of creative arts in the transforming region influencing the globe. His newly published book titled Traditional Musics in the Modern World: Transmission, Evolution, Challenges features global issues of transmission of traditional music (Springer, 2018).
Other than his professional practice with EdUHK, Professor Leung is currently President-Elect of International Society for Music Education (ISME), Chair of Board of Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research (APSMER), Adjunct Professor of Music at the Northeast Normal University, Guangzhou University, and South China Normal University, China, life member of Chinese Musician Association, Chief Editor of Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, Subject Specialist (Education and Performing Arts) of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications, member of Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee, HAB, Consultant of the Chinese Opera School of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Professional Consultant of Music Office, and member of Management Committee of Taipo Arts Centre. Professor Leung served as a Board Member of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) thrice, co-editor of International Journal of Music Education, Chair of the Music in School and Teacher Education Commission (MISTEC) of ISME, co-chair of the Research Commission of ISME, and the founding President of the Hong Kong Association for Music Educators (HAME). Professor Leung received 3 General Research Fund Grants from the Research Grant Council in 2011, 2014, and 2019 and a QEF grant in 2009. He received his BA (Hon) in Music and PGDE from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in music education from the Hong Kong Baptist University, and PhD from University of New South Wales, Australia.
梁教授曾於多份國際知名學術期刊發表論文，包括：《International Journal of Music Education》、《Research Studies in Music Education》、《Music Education Research》、《Pedagogy, Culture & Society》、《International Journal of Community Music》及《the Oxford Handbook of Music Education》。梁教授出版的《音樂創作教學：新世紀音樂教育新趨勢》（卓思，2005），更是本港首部關於音樂創意教學的書刊。北京人民音樂出版社亦邀請梁教授出版一個更新版本以回應內地音樂課程改革（人民音樂出版社，2014）。梁教授亦曾出版一本題為《Creative Arts in Education and Culture: Perspectives from Greater China》的書刊（Springer, 2013），展示大中華地區的藝術教育和文化發展 ; 另一本著作是《Traditional Musics in the Modern World: Transmission, Evolution and Challenges》(Springer, 2018), 剖析傳統音樂在現代的國際情況和傳承挑戰。
梁教授現任國際音樂教育學會候任主席、亞太音樂教育研究論壇主席、東北師範大學、廣州大學及華南師範大學客座教授、中國音樂家協會會員、《亞太藝術教育學報》總編輯、香港學術及職業資歷評審局教育及演藝學科專家、民政事務局港台文化合作委員會委員、音樂事務處專業顧問、香港演藝學院中國戲曲學院顧問，與及大埔藝術中心管理委員會委員。梁教授曾任國際音樂教育學會三屆理事及在其轄下的學校音樂及教師教育委員會和研究委員會主席，香港音樂教育家協會創會主席 , 及《國際音樂教育學報》聯席主編。梁教授於2011, 2014及2019年分別獲得研究資助局的優配研究金，並於2009年獲優質教育基金撥款資助其研究。梁教授獲香港中文大學文學士(音樂)及教育文憑、香港浸會大學文學碩士及澳洲新南威爾士大學哲學博士學位。
Creativity in Music
Research Methodology in Music Education