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Jiradej Setabundhu studied music with Bruce Gaston at Chulalongkorn University. After re- ceiving his B.F.A. degree with first class honors, he worked as a director of the guitar de- partment at Chintakarn Music Institute and was a guitarist and composer of the Fong Nam Ensemble. He attended the University of Southern California for his Master degree in com- position where he studied with composer Donald Crockett. After graduating with Pi Kappa Lambda, He was offered a scholarship from prestigious institutions including Stanford Uni- versity and Boston University. As a fellowship student at Northwestern University he worked as a teaching assistant and part-time lecturer, teaching music theory, aural skills and harmo- ny. His teachers include M. William Karlins, Marta Ptaszynska, Amnon Wolman, Michael Pisaro and Stephen Syverud. In Thailand he worked as an Associate Dean for Academic Af- fairs at the College of Music, Mahidol University and the Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University. Currently he is a faculty at Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Bangkok.
Jiradej Setabundhu 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. He has been commissioned by diverse groups of artists such as the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, the Northshore Chamber Orchestra, the Cascade Reed Trio, and the Duo 46. His composition, encompassing various mediums from acoustic, electronic to interactive multimedia work, has been performed in China, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Slovenia, Thailand, and the United States.