Choosing Repertoire and Rehearsing for Jazz Big Band
(From beginning to advance level)

25 April 2022 (13.00 – 15.00)

This panel discussion will focus on selecting jazz big band repertoire to reflect the players' capabilities from beginning to advanced level. The panelists will also share their thoughts about music interpretation, band adjustment with consideration to articulation, musicality and style, as well as other related issues. The discussion will include the adjustment for both original composition and standard big band repertoire.


Taweesak Boonranapanitpan, Annawin Kerdteesud


- Assoc. Prof. Weerasak Aksornteang
Dean,Faculty of fine arts Songkhla Rajabhat University
- Rungtham Thammakarn
Music Faculty, Music Program, Faculty of Humanity, Chandrakasem Rajabhat University
- Asst. Prof. Arnupap Kammar
Instructor, Rangsit University Conservatory of Music

Jazz Improvisation Pedagogy in Thailand and Beyond: A Look from International Perspectives

26 April 2022 (13.00 – 15.00)

In this session, the topics of jazz improvisation curriculum and pedagogy will be discussed among artists and educators experienced in teaching and/or learning improvisation in various regions. The panelists will also share their experiences on how they have developed their improvisational skill in and out of school, how improvisation is taught formally according to their experiences, as well as how these knowledges have been applied or fine-tuned when it comes to working in Thailand.


Darin Pantoomkomol


- Win Pongsakorn
- Nu Vudthivichai
- Kengchakaj Kengkarnka
- Vangthanousone Bouaphanh

Why jazz?

27 April 2022 (13.00 – 15.00)

Discussion of things behind jazz that have enabled this music to spread around the world and adapt seamlessly to various cultures throughout the 20th century. Now that we have entered the 21st century amid today's increasingly fast pace of changes, will jazz music still be suitable for the world and Thai society in this changing world?


Noppadol Tirataradol


- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Denny Euprasert
D.A.: Dean, Conservatory of Music Rangsit University, Silpathorn Artist, Ministry of Culture
- Anant Lerpradit
The People Founder, Music Columnist and The Writer of "Jazz The Freedom of Music for Mankind"
- Prommin Suntharasantic
Architect, Former Editor and the writer of Jazz Seen Magazine
- Akarawit Piriyodom
Popular Music Faculty, Mahidol University

Small Ensemble, Big Talk

28 April 2022 (13.00 – 15.00)

This workshop discusses various pedagogical topics related to the teaching of jazz small ensembles, including curriculum, teaching strategies, as well as how to structure the small ensembles. This workshop also discusses musical and stylistic issues like – should the music be performed in a more stylistically traditional way or should there be more artistic freedom for the student performers. Lastly, since all institutes have experienced the pandemic situation for years, the panelists will also share their experiences on how online small ensemble teaching and learning compares with the on-site one, including problem and solution.


Teerapoj Plitakul, Sarute Wijitwechakarn


- Pisut Prateepasen
Jazz Faculty, Faculty of Music, Silapakorn University
- Teerawat Tunbot
Jazz Faculty, Rangsit University Conservatory of Music
- Patarapong Lohawichan
Lecturer of Music Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Suratthani Rajabhat University
- Ittikorn Camacho
Lecturer of Music Education Program, Dramatic Arts College, Sukothai College of Dramatic Arts
- Yuttasak Plaipoo
Lecturer, Music Department, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

Evolution of Jazz Education: Past, Present, and Beyond.

29 April 2022 (13.00 – 14.00)

The session will talk about the evolution of jazz education from its origin in the USA, in comparison with jazz education development in Thailand from past to present, anticipating towards the future. The discussion also includes how Thailand's jazz education should adapt amid the dynamic of change in world society.


Pratak Faisupagarn
- Director of Supagarn Music School
- Honorary Doctorate of Jazz Music, Silpakorn University
- Member of the Committee on Western Music Terminology, and Member of the Western Music Dictionary Committee, Office of the Royal Society
- Thailand International Jazz Conference Lifetime Achievement Award 2010

Jazz Big Band Coaching

29 April 2022 (14.00 – 15.30)

Band Coaching on Rhythm section, Horn section and Improvisation


Annawin Kerdteesud, Sarit Tanpensuk, Taweesak Boonranapanitpan


Songkhla Rajabhat University Big Band (SKRU Big Band)

Knowledge and Experience sharing session on the topic of "Approaches in Teaching Jazz Theory in the Context of Thai Education"

29 April 2022 (15.30 – 16.30)

This knowledge sharing session on the teaching of jazz theory will be discussed among jazz theory educators who currently teach jazz theory and related courses from various music institutes in Thailand. Experiences in the classroom, problems and obstacles, and teaching approaches will be shared and discussed. The discussion is aimed to lead to the development of teaching and learning techniques, as well as the extension of knowledge toward innovation in Thailand's jazz education.


Asst. Prof. Krit Buranavitayawut


- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saksri Vongtaradon
Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Teerus Laohverapanich
Conservatory of Music Rangsit University
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Prayat Supajitra
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Thaksin University
- Mr. Saran Sribhuttharin
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University