The College of Music, Mahidol University in collaboration with Mahidol University and the Southeast Asia Director of Music Association (SEADOM) will host the 10th SEADOM Congress from March 15-17, 2018.
SEADOM is a Southeast Asia cultural and educational network, which was established in 2008. It represents the interests of institutions that are concerned with training for the music profession. Today, SEADOM includes 72 member institutions in all 10 Southeast Asia countries.
This year is the 10th SEADOM Congress with its theme of “Connecting across Borders.” Congress sessions of interest will include – Keynote Addresses by Dr. Kit Young, Founder of Gitameit Music Center in Myanmar, Mr. Phloen Prim, Executive Director of Cambodian Living Arts, and Professor Dr. Mohd Anis Md Nor, Managing Director of Nusantara Performing Arts Research Centre in Malaysia, as well as theme sessions, panel discussions, paper presentations and a student project performance involving 20 students from around Southeast Asia.
The President of SEADOM, Prof. Bernard Lanskey is the Dean of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore. “SEADOM and its Congress are an important platform for bringing together music institutions from the region for networking and building relationships that strengthen research, exchange and performance opportunities for students and staff throughout Southeast Asia. It is fitting that on the 10th anniversary of the first Congress, we return to Mahidol University and the College of Music, who hosted the original gathering.”
The original idea for the first SEADOM gathering in 2008 came from Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sugree Charoensook, the founding Dean of the College of Music, Mahidol University. “SEADOM is about music school directors and deans coming together to share and learn from each other. We all have challenges, and we can see how each school manages to overcome those challenges, it helps elevate the whole region for music education.”
SEADOM has grown continuously since its creation. The group was formally registered as an association under the Royal Thai Government in 2014 and is currently in the final stages of being recognized by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a Civil Society Organization partner – the first such music organization to be represented. SEADOM’s Chief Executive, Asst. Prof. Dr. Joseph Bowman spoke about the growth of the Association. “There is a strong desire in the region to connect through music and culture. Year after year, the Congress has grown, to the point that this year’s will be the largest and will represent all the major music schools in the region, as we as several global partners who are interested in making connections in Southeast Asia. We are excited for the future of the Association!”
Dates: 15-17 March, 2018
Location: College of Music, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom Campus
Congress participants must be register to become members of SEADOM (active or associate membership). If you are interested in attending the congress, please send RSVP via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 March 2018.
For more information, please visit http://www.seadom.org