Education / Qualification

  • The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
    Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Arts Technology and Education)
  • The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
    Master of Law (Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law)
  • The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
    Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Professional and Vocational Education)
  • The University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)
    Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy
  • The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Sciences)
  • The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
    Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Systems)
  • Advance HE
    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Education Bureau, Hong Kong Special Administration Region
    Qualified Teacher Status
  • Trinity College London
    Licentiate Diploma in Music Theory, Criticism & Literature
  • Trinity College London
    Licentiate Diploma in Recital in Flute
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
    DipABRSM (Principles of Instrumental Teaching - Flute)
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
    Grade 8 Music Theory, Piano, Flute, Recorder

Journal Publication

Book Chapter / Proceedings

  • Cheng, L., & Lee, H. Y. (in press). Arts and culture without policy: Non-governmental and civil spontaneous initiatives in Hong Kong. In B. Bolden, & N. Jeanneret (Eds.), Visions of sustainability for arts education: Value, challenge, and potential. Springer.
  • Cheng, L., & Leung, B. W. (2020). Motivational effects of immersive media on adolescents’ engagement in Cantonese opera. In W. W. Ma, K. Tong, & W. B. A. Tso (Eds.), Learning environment and design: Current and future impacts (pp. 213-226). Springer.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8167-0_13
  • Cheng, L. (2020). Music classroom as the shifting ground for patriotism: National Anthem Law in Hong Kong. In C. E. Aguilar, C. P. Lagos, A. Prest, & L. P. Richerme (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th International Seminar of the ISME Commission on Music Policy: Culture, Education and Media (pp. 65-72). International Society for Music Education.
  • Cheng, L. (2018). Digital ensemble skills in a laptop orchestra. In Park, T. H., & Ahn, D.-J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 44th International Computer Music Conference (pp. 267-270). International Computer Music Association.
  • Leung, B. W., Mok, M. M. C., Kuo, B.-C., Liu, Z.-Y., Lam, S. M., Ng, G. W. T., Cheng, L., Ma, K. H. H., & Choi, T. W. (2018). An assessment of learning Cantonese opera movement in Hong Kong: Application of the computerised kinetic chain assessment and learning system. K. J. Kennedy, & J. C. K. Lee (Eds.), Routledge international handbook on schools and schooling in Asia (pp. 220-233). Routledge.
  • Cheng, L. (2017). Multimedia performance installation with virtual reality. In Proceedings of the 43rd International Computer Music Conference (pp. 347-350). Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
  • Cheng, L. (2016). Digital musicianship training for classically trained music students in a laptop orchestra. In O.T. Leino (Ed.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art (pp. 40-43). School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Conference Presentation / Workshop

  • Cheng, L., & Pang, W. Y. J. (2020, December). Experiencing interactive design in undergraduate general education. Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2020, Hong Kong, China.
  • Cheng, L., Pang, W. Y. J., Lee, O. L., & Chan, H. S. (2020, November). Virtual reality (VR) rehabilitation gaming design. Paper presented at the International Conference on Gerontechnology, Hong Kong, China.
  • Cheng, L. (2020, November). Music students' ambient music-making for active listening over the broadcasting media. Paper presented at the 46th Australian Music Therapy Association National Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Cheng, L. (2018, December). Ways of seeing: Immersive video production project. Paper presented at the InSEA Asia Regional Congress Hong Kong 2018 & 7th World Chinese Art Education Symposium, Hong Kong, China.
  • Cheng, L. (2018, July). Music teachers’ readiness to teach senior secondary music curriculum in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 33rd International Society for Music Education World Conference, Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • Cheng, L. (2018, July). STEM/STEAM initiatives in undergraduate music education. Paper presented at the 33rd International Society for Music Education World Conference, Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • Lam, C. Y., Cheng, L. (2018, July). Landscape-Soundscape: Deep listening and improvisation in music classroom. Workshop presented at the 33rd International Society for Music Education World Conference, Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • Cheng, L. (2017, July). Teaching electronic dance music with live coding: A pedagogical approach. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, Hong Kong, China.
  • Cheng, L. (2017, July). Interdisciplinary music and media performance with virtual reality (VR). Workshop presented at the 11th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Cheng, L., & Leung, B. W. (2017, July). Engagement in the appreciation of Cantonese opera through virtual reality (VR). Paper presented at the 11th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Cheng, L. (2017, June). Interdisclinarizing sound, music, and virtual reality for a multimedia performance. Paper presented at the Innovation in Performing Arts Education Symposium 2017, Hong Kong, China.
  • Cheng, L., & Lam, C. Y. (2017, February). iLOrk: Digital musicianship and ensembleship training. Paper presented at the 21st Century Music Practice Research Network Study Day: Performing with Technology, London, UK.
  • Cheng, L. (2016, December). Electronic music ensemble for digital musicianship training. Paper presented at the Creative Arts in Tertiary Education Roundtable 2016: An Inter-tertiary Symposium on Creative Arts Education in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  • Cheng, L. (2016, July). i-Orchestra – A mobile app for orchestral simulation and ensemble skills development. Workshop presented at the 32nd International Society for Music Education World Conference, Glasgow, UK.
  • Wong, W. Y. P., So, M. C. A., & Cheng, L. (2016, July). Learner autonomy in music performances and practices. Poster presented at the 32nd International Society for Music Education World Conference, Glasgow, UK.
  • Cheng, L. (2016, May). Digital musicianship training for classically trained music students in a laptop orchestra. Paper presented at the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Hong Kong, China.
  • Cheng, L. (2015, July). Laptop ensemble for ensemble skills development. Paper presented at the 10th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Hong Kong, China.
  • Cheng, L., & Leong, S. (2014, September). Interdisciplinary research in arts education: Insights from a research study in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the International Perspectives of Research in Arts Education - Second Workshop, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Cheng, L., & Leong, S. (2012, July). Implementation and expectations of music software from Hong Kong music teachers’ pedagogical perspective. Paper presented at the 30th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Cheng, L. (2012, June). Virtual orchestra as ensemble skills development for undergraduate piano majors. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Summer School & Research Conference 2012, Macau, China.
  • Cheng, L. (2012, February). Rethinking of technology in humanity: Are we using the right tool? Paper presented at the Culture and Identity in Times of Change Conference, Macau, China.
  • Cheng, L. (2010, March). An algorithm for piano pedagogy through MIDI protocol and computer software. Paper presented at the Centre for Information Technology in Education Research Symposium 2010, Hong Kong, China.

Funded Project

  • 2021 Seed Research Grant (SRG), The Education University of Hong Kong
    Principal Investigator, Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Hong Kong Music Teachers
  • 2020-2021 Teaching Development Grant (TDG), The Education University of Hong Kong
    Co-Supervisor, Incubating Artificial Intelligence (AI) Makers by Integration Computer Vision and 3D Technologies for Remote Learning
  • 2020-2021 Start-up Research Grant, The Education University of Hong Kong
    Principal Investigator, Virtual Reality (VR) Rehabilitation Game Design
  • 2019 The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG)
    Principal Investigator, The study on creative learning with making activities
  • 2019 Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
    Principal Investigator, Pilot study on Hong Kong secondary school music curriculum
  • 2019 Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong
    Principal Leader, Trait
  • 2018-2019 Teaching Development Grant (TDG), The Education University of Hong Kong
    Principal Project Supervisor, STEAM Education: Virtual Reality, Creative Coding, and Interactive Design
  • 2018-2019 Teaching Development Grant (TDG), The Education University of Hong Kong
    Co-Supervisor, Enhancing Learner Autonomy through Teacher Curatorship on an Online Learning Platform in Appreciating Hong Kong’s Cultural Heritage
  • 2017 Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong
    Project Leader, Ways of Seeing: Immersive Video Production of Local Communities
  • 2016-2019 Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
    PIC of the sub-project, Immersive Video adopting Cantonese Opera in the form of Virtual Reality (VR)
    Co-Investigator, Cantonese Opera: Transmission for Sustainability in Hong Kong

Teaching Course

  • 2011 - 2021 The Education University of Hong Kong
    Technology in Music Teaching and Learning
    Exploring Interactive Design
    Virtual Reality and Immersive Space in Practice
    Performance and Technology
    Introduction to Music Technology
    Phenomenon of Music in the 20th Century
    Communication and Performance Practices
    Materials and Techniques of Music I
    Music in Western Civilization
    Phenomenon of Music in Classical and Romantic Era
    On Becoming a Cultured and Artistic Person
    Consolidating Undergraduate Learning through University ePortfolio
    General Education Consolidation Course
    General Education Foundation Course
    Creative Musicking
  • 2017-2020 Hong Kong Design Institute
    Final Major Project
    Advanced Performance
  • 2015-2019 Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
    Computer Music
    Computer Programming
  • 2017-2019 Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) Music
  • 2012-2015 Community Arts and Sports School, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
    Trinity Guildhall LMusTCL Theory Course
    Trinity Guildhall AMusTCL Theory Course

Working Experience

  • July 2020 - Present
    The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
    Assistant Professor
  • August 2017 - June 2020
    The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
    Lecturer II
  • September 2017 - August 2020
    School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)
    Lecturer (Part-time)
  • May 2017 - August 2019
    Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Wong Fut Nam College
    DSE Music Teacher (Part-time)
  • January 2015 - August 2019
    Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
    Lecturer (Part-time)
  • July 2014 - July 2017
    The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
    Post-doctoral Fellow

External Appointment

  • 2019 - Present
    Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
    Music Theory Examiner
  • 2018 - Present
    Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC)
    Examiner (Arts Education)
  • 2016 - Present
    International Society for Music Education (ISME)
    Convenor of the Music Technology Special Interest Group