A programme aimed at building the proficient conductor includes conducting masterclasses and lectures covering in-depth insights on conducting gesture, score analysis, as well as rehearsal technique and efficiency.
Dr. Pawasut "Jodi" Piriyapongrat
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, speaker, 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 in Thailand through her initiatives that include various workshops, an annual choral festival, and choral camps for university choirs in Thailand.
She is currently a full-time professor of Music Education Division, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Ms Susanna Saw conducts the Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) Ladies Chorus. She has founded the Young Choral Academy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and the Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod (formerly known as Young Singers Choral Festival).
Additionally, she has been invited by the Interkultur Foundation (Germany) to be a member of the jury for the Asian Choir Games and World Choir Games in Indonesia, Austria, Korea, China, Vietnam, United States and Japan. She is also the Organizing Chairperson for the 24th International Kodály Symposium 2019 (in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia).
Ms Susanna Saw is currently a lecturer and choir director at the Faculty of Music at University of Malaya (UM), University Technology MARA (UiTM), and the Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA), where she conducts the MIA Ladies Chorus. She also founded the Young Choral Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
She is the founder of the Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod (formerly known as Young Singers Choral Festival), and has been invited by the Interkultur Foundation, Germany, to be a member of the Jury for the Asian Choir Games and World Choir Games in Indonesia, Austria, Korea, China, Vietnam, United States and Japan.
Additionally, she is the Organizing Chairperson for the 24th International Kodály Symposium 2019 (in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia)
appointed Choir Olympic Council Member of the Foundation, and has presented workshops on Malaysian Music
Susanna is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Choral Summit, International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) and the International Kodaly Society.