The College of Music, Mahidol University

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The College of Music, Mahidol University was the first music institute in Thailand offering comprehensive degree programs, including Pre-College, Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral programs in many areas of music. In 1987 Mahidol University initiated the Academic Development Project with Dr. Sugree Charoensook as project head, marking the first time that music courses were opened as electives for undergraduate students in Mahidol University. In 1989 the project developed into the formation of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies with emphasis in music, as a new curriculum for the Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development’s students. Then in 1994 a project was established to set up the College of Music under Mahidol University’s supervision with a curriculum program expanded and renamed the Master of Arts in Music with majors in music education and musicology.