Kent State University Thai Ensemble Continues Making Music Through COVID-19

Kent, OH — Kent State University's Thai Ensemble, one of only three in the United States academic system, has continued to learn and practice Thai classical music through the COVID-19 pandemic. Housed in Kent State's Glauser School of Music and led by Assistant Professor Priwan Nanongkham, Ph.D., the ensemble was recently featured in a piece by VOA (Voice of America) News, which serves an estimated 280 million people weekly.

Watch the piece, including interview's with Kent State music majors Alexis Hill and Kaitlin Nordstrom and economics major turned Thai classical music enthusiast Michael Emnet, below. 

View original video.

The Thai Ensemble is a key component of the Glauser School's Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology and World Music program, which includes African Ensemble and Steel Drum Band. It, along with the other World Music ensembles, are open to students of any undergraduate or graduate major at Kent State. No audition is required.

Learn more about the Thai Ensemble here.

Learn more about all Glauser School ensembles—open to all students at Kent State—here.


POSTED: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 09:38 AM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 01:53 PM
Andrew Paa |