We have opened more spaces! Join Dr. Jodi Pawasut and her student Supitcha to learn about the nature of Thai folk music and the challenges with the language. Get acquainted with some folk songs and arrangements and we might even try singing some of them! This FREE webinar is happening on:
9 November 2020
7:30pm SGT, UTC +8
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Dr. Pawasut Jodi Piriyapongrat earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with honors from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand; Master of Music in Church Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music from the University of Southern California, where she studied choral conducting with the late Dr. William Dehning.
Piriyapongrat conducted Thai Youth Choir, a national youth choir under the Ministry of Culture, during 2007-2009. In 2007 she started Chulalongkorn University Concert Choir, and has been introducing to the music patrons of Thailand a variety of classical choral repertoire. She has conducted Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra performing Thailand premier of numerous larger choral works. She has also collaborated with professional orchestras in Thailand including the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Siam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Piriyapongrat is very active and well-known in the Thai choral scene as a leading choral conductor, clinician, and an adjudicator in and outside Thailand, namely USA, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines. She dedicates much time and energy in bettering choral standards and choral education in Thailand through her initiatives that include various workshops, choral festivals, and choral camps for university choirs in Thailand. She is also a mentor to young promising choral conductors in the country.
She is currently a full-time professor of Music Education Division, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Supitcha Kansirisin earned her Master of Music in Choral Music from the University of Southern California. She had participated in numerous choral competitions and festivals nationally and internationally such as the 4th World Choir Games; The International Music Festival in Spain: Musica de Cantonigros; and Venezia in Musica in Italy. While earning her master’s degree, Supitcha participated in the USC Chamber Singers and performed with outstanding artists such as The Rolling Stone, Craig Hella Johnson, and Maestro Carl St. Clair. She also held the position of associate conductor and alto section leader in the University Chorus of USC in 2016 – 2018. She studied choral conducting and choral literature with Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, Dr. Tram Sparks, and Dr. Nick Strimple and Dr. Cristian Grases.
Supitcha is now an active music educator and a choral conductor in schools and universities in Bangkok. In 2017, Supitcha conducted a concert called “Hearts Upon Voice” intending to raise people’s awareness among humanity and social justice. In 2018, she led a workshop in Beijing and Shenyang on the topic of “how to use our body’s gestures to enhance the choir’s abilities during rehearsal time.”
Supitcha is now a conductor of Wattana Little Angels (7-9 year-old), Bangkok’s Choral Lab (8-12 year-old), Kasetsart University Concert Choir and Harmonic Noises (community choir).