Dr. Sornsuang Tangsinmonkong

Piano Department

Dr. Sornsuang Tangsinmonkong is a native Thai pianist. She joined the faculty since May 2011. She is a piano department secretary, a coordinator of group piano classes and keyboard skills and a coordinator of the piano performance practice courses. Her responsibility includes teaching keyboard classes, piano performance practice, small ensemble and private piano lessons.

Dr. Tangsinmonkong was invited to join masterclasses and perform in Chopin Festival 2000 Busko-Zdrój, Poland conducted by Prof. Barbara Hesse-Bukowska. During studying Bachelor degree at Chulalongkorn University, she was the accompanist of CU Chorus and also the vice president of CKT (Chulalongkorn, Kasetsart and Thammasat Universty) Concert for the King Bhumibol’s 60th Anniversary of His Majesty Accession to the Throne in 2006, chorus concert of the top five universities in Thailand. Dr. Tangsinmonkong was received the certificate of recognition of the professionalism and skill from Trinity Award Thailand from teaching her student who received the second highest marks in ATCL (Recital) in 2013. She was invited to be an adjudicator for many competitions such as the V TIPC (the 5th Thailand International Piano Competition) in 2018, the piano competition held by The Office of the Private Education Commission, Ministry of Education in 2013 and 2018, and MCGP (Music Campus of General Public, College of Music, Mahidol University) Piano Competition in 2017.

Dr. Tangsinmonkong received scholarship from Mahidol University to study DMA (Piano Performance) and she graduated in 2017. While she was studying at the West Virginia University, she was also awarded scholarships from the Valarie Canady Charitable Trust Foundation in three consecutive years: 2013, 2014 and 2015. She was a vice president of West Virginia University Music Teacher National Association Student Chapter in 2015. Her doctoral dissertation is “The Pedagogical Study of Selected Piano Music of Miguel del Aguila”. The most remarkable performance is the premiere of “Half of Me” for the piano left hand composed by Miguel del Aguila in April 2017 at Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, West Virginia University; this piece was commission by Van Cliburn Foundation for the 2000 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

2017 – Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV, US
2011 – B.A. (Piano Performance), Mahidol University
2007 – B.Sc. (Statistic majoring Information Technology for Business), Chulalongkorn University

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