Conductor, Viola Faculty, Dynamic Ensemble Concert Host
From camper to staff to senior staff to faculty…Dr. Tony has seen it all.
Dr. Tony Nam-Hai Leong (“Dr. Tony” at camp) completed his PhD in Education at the University of Toronto and his Master’s degree in Computer Applications. His research areas include string education, technology and adolescents. He studied viola and violin at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
Tony now teaches at Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute and was recently at Oakwood Collegiate Institute. He also works at Music by the Lake (Toronto District School Board’s Music Camp) and previously conducted the Korean Canadian Youth Symphony, the Conservatory of Music Baroque and Chamber Orchestras and the Etobicoke Suzuki School of Music Orchestra.
He has been a member of the viola section of the Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years.
Dr. Tony has been active with the Ontario Music Educators’ Association, both as a Director, member of several OMEA conference committees and contributor to the association’s journal, The Recorder. At present, he is co-editor of The Recorder, along with fellow NMC faculty member, John Phillips. He has presented his research throughout Canada and internationally.
Tony has been a guest lecturer at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Western Ontario. He is an instructor at Queen’s University.