Welcome! I am a professor of music and currently dean of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty
of Fine and Applied Arts Bangkok, Thailand where I have been for over the last 30 years (1985).

  • Thailand’s Official representative to the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) since 1997. Ethnomusicologist specializing in Southeast Asia’s indigenous music

  • Director: Center of Excellence in Thai Music & Culture Research, Chulalongkorn University
  • Co-Director: Urban Research Plaza (URP) Osaka City University, Thailand Branch
  • Director and Founder of The Living Local Cultural Sites of Bangkok project

  • Research Project Leader: Thai Music and Culture in Thailand’s Five Regions (76 provinces)
  • Research Fellow: Urban Research Plaza (URP) Osaka City University, Japan

  • Music Therapy Researcher - Author of Thailand’s First Music Therapy Book (in Thai)
  • A Founding Member of the International Association for Music & Medicine (IAMM) 2009

  • Editorial boards: Cities Journal, Cities, Culture and Society Journal, Music and Medicine Journal, and Journal of Urban Culture Research

  • Thai music composer and percussion specialist
  • Leader of Thai music workshops worldwide from the doctoral level to age four

  • Chair, Thai Music Graduate Program and Phd program board member, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University
  • Deputy Dean Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University from 2002-9
        Education – Doctorate in Ethnomusicology University of York, United Kingdom
Note: Bussakorn changed her last name from Sumrongthong to Binson in 2009
bussakorn sumrongthong, bussakorn binson,
                                                                Music is the Shorthand of Emotion ~
Leo Tolstoy