Angel Leung is a board-certified music therapist (USA and Canada). Upon receiving her bachelor degree majoring in music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007, Leung furthered her studies in music therapy in the United States. Under the guidance of Professor Brian Wilson and Professor Edward Roth, Leung became a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) and a Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) in 2010 and 2011 respectively, and received her Master Degree in Music Therapy from Western Michigan University (WMU) in 2011. Leung’s graduation thesis titled “The Reentry Experience of International Music Therapy Professionals from the Asia Pacific Rim Area” received extensive attention from the field, which leads her to numerous professional opportunities, including annual national and regional conferences organized by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) in the United States, the 13th World Congress of Music Therapy organized by the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) in Korea in 2011, and publication in the Australian Journal of Music Therapy in 2014. In addition, in 2014 she was invited to guest lecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Education and Hong Kong Baptist University respectively. She was also interviewed by RTHK 4 to promote and advocate music therapy as a health-care profession. She is a frequent speaker in various conferences about her expertise in international music therapy issues.
Throughout the years as a music therapy professional, Leung has worked with a wide range of clientele ranging from preschool children with dyslexia, adolescents with intellectual and emotional disabilities, to geriatric diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's disease in various settings, including schools, nursing homes and elderly daycare centers. In her clinical work, she has collaborated and worked with other healthcare professionals including occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, behavior consultants, psychologists, doctors and nurses. She also co-treated with these professionals to help clients with various issues such as communication, motor and behavioral issues.
Other than being an active clinician, Leung also served as an adjunct clinical supervisor at WMU’s music therapy department from 2010 to 2014, where she supervised undergraduate music therapy students for their pre-internship clinical work. She is one of the first certified music therapists with extensive overseas clinical experience upon returning Hong Kong. She is now an active clinician working with various organizations and clientele in Hong Kong. She is also the part-time instructor at Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the co-host of a webcast radio show “all about music therapy” in HK-Feel (radio station for the Federation of Education Workers) and RTHK 4’s radio program “R4 Buddies”.
Leung is a member of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT), the Michigan Music Therapists (MMT) and the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT). She is also a certified teacher for Music Together©, on early childhood music and movement program for children, of the United States.