Jiradej Setabundhu studied music with Bruce Gaston at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and worked as a guitarist and composer with the Fong Nam Ensemble. He attended the University of Southern California for his MM degree and studied with composer Donald Crockett. He received his doctoral degree in Composition from Northwestern University. His teachers include M. William Karlins, Marta Ptaszynska, Amnon Wolman, Michael Pisaro and Stephen Syverud.
Jiradej has been the recipient of the Michael Mason Scholarship, the NSCO Composers Award, the William T. Faricy Composition Award, the Yoshiro Irino Prize and the Composers Guild Award. His composition has been performed in Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovenia, Thailand, and the United States. Currently he is a composition faculty at the Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University, Thailand.
Dr. Jiradej Setabundhu (co-ordinator)
Lecturer: Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Research: Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: College of Music, Mahidol University
Part-Time Lecturer: School of Music, Northwestern University, USA
Composer/guitarist: Fong Nam Music Ensemble
NSCO Composers Award; William T. Faricy Composition Award; Yoshiro Irino Prize; Composers Guild Award; 2nd prize, Southeast Asia Guitar Competition; 1st prize, Thailand Yamaha Guitar Competition
Concerts in China, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Slovenia and the United States
Doctor of Music (Composition): Northwestern University, USA
Master of Music (Composition): University of Southern California, USA
Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts (Classical Guitar): Chulalongkorn University