Pawasut Jodi Piriyapongrat


Pawasut Jodi Piriyapongrat earned her bachelor’s degree in Music Education with honors from Chulalongkorn University; 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.

Through her extensive choral experiences, including conducting Thai Youth Choir (2007-2009) and Chulalongkorn University Concert Choir (2007-present), and many collaborative works of the latter with professional Thai and international orchestras, Pawasut has earned her recognition as Thailand’s leading choral conductor, clinician, adjudicator and choral educator with engagements locally and internationally.

She dedicates much time and energy in bettering choral standards in Thailand through her involvement with Thailand Ministry of Education and initiatives with Chulalongkorn University that include various workshops, an annual choral festival, and choral camps for university choirs in Thailand.

Some of her initiatives were in collaboration with American Choral Directors Association. She is a full-time faculty member of Music Education Department, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, while also serving as President of Thailand Choral Directors Association.