Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Thailand, is a unique conservatory of music with a contemporary approach to classical music. Initiated in 2007 as a royal project celebrating the occasion of the 84th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. The Princess has graciously gave her name to the new endeavour, the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music or PGVIM.
The Institute’s goal is to be a leading international conservatory of music, with our mission to develop young talents, our creatively designed curriculum shall provide the opportunities for the students to learn the skill of music making while developing their understanding of music as a tool for an advancement of man and harmony of society. Starting from 2014 the Institute will recruit 30 qualified students per year, alongside with our many activities aim to promote deeper understanding of classical music, within the contemporary context of the World.
Bachelor of Music Program
Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music offers a 4 years full-time study, which led to a completion of a Bachelor of Music. The Program lays a foundation for a lifetime development in music for students. The main goal of this program is to produce graduates with distinctive quality, while having a profound understanding in the art of music-making and being able to creatively integrate their musical knowledges to good of the society.
The Bachelor of Music Program at the Institute, approved by the Office of Higher Education, Thailand has a minimum of 132 credits over its course of 4 years time and divided into 4 modules of study: Core, Contextual, Electives, and General education.
1) Core: aims to develop students in the area of performance through subjects as Major Skills, Chamber Music, Practice Lab, and Performing Musicianship.
2) Contextual: emphasis on research/project-based activity in order to help students produce, integrate, and share musical knowledges creatively through subjects such as Recital Project, Research Methodology, and Education Populaire.
3) Electives: choices of theoretical subjects, which can be applied to students’ musical practices. Students can choose to study courses depend on their own interest such as Performance Practices, Composition, Interpretation through Improvisation, Performing with Technology, Music and Digital Media, Theory and Concepts in Musicology, World Music, Pedagogy, for instance.
4) General Education: specially design for the conservatory style of studies, with its core in music, the General Education course of the Institute touches important areas of contemporary context , which involve subject in Humanities, Social Sciences, Language and Sciences. Subjects consist of Classical Music in a Global Context, Music and Social Harmony, ASEAN MusicalIdentities, Music and Innovation, and Integrated Sciences for Well-Being, for instance.
Master of Music (M.M.)
Our innovative curriculum will provide guidance and support to young artists as they engage in creative research that explores new artistic frontiers and reaches out to audiences beyond the confines of academia.
Supported by a team of specialists whose expertise cover music performance, improvisation, pedagogy, composition and technology, the course is designed to appeal to performers and music makers from various backgrounds including classical, folk, traditional, jazz, electronic, and experimental music. Students will explore ways of bridging the gaps between different musical languages and will deepen their knowledge through a process of questioning and discovery. Our curriculum brings theory and practice into a reciprocal relationship, where each informs and enlivens the other.
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