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About International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)

The International Council for Traditional Music is a scholarly organisation which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. To these ends the Council organises World Conferences, Symposia, and Colloquia, and publishes the Yearbook for Traditional Music and the online Bulletin of the ICTM...


About Chulalongkorn University

Thailand’s first institution of higher learning officially came into being in March 1917. The groundwork and preparation, however, took place more than a century ago. The worldwide economic, social and political changes in the late nineteenth century contributed to Siam’s decision to adapt in order to avoid being colonised by Western powers (“Siam” became “Thailand” in the year 1939). Thus, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) introduced a royal policy to strengthen and improve the government so the country could successfully resist this tide of colonialism...


About Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

In 1971, Chulalongkorn University proposed to establish the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts during the academic conference on “The Educational Development of Chulalongkorn University”.  In those years, the University placed an emphasis on the instruction of courses related to Engineering, Medicines, Sciences, Economics, Political Sciences, and Pedagogy (teacher training).  As a result of the successful proposal, the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts was commissioned to oversee the establishment of the Faculty in 1974...


About Department of Music and Thai Music Division

The Department of Music was founded in 1984 with the objective of educating and training students with an emphasis on the solid foundation of understanding the balance between theories and performances, aesthetics and functions, traditional and modern values. It offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate studies, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Thai classical music performance...