Kasem Thipayametrakul

Kasem Thipayametrakul



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Mr. Kasem Thipayametrakul is one of the most versatile and sought after percussionists in Thailand. Kasem is the Director of Bangkok Society Drumline, and he is Principal Percussionist of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Keybaord Leader of Fanatic Percussion Ensemble. He is also a Member of WAMSB Judge’s Panel (World Association of Marching Show Bands). Kasem has march with Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps from 1999-2000 (Front Line) he served as a Percussion Caption Head and Percussion Arranger for Siamyth Drum & Bugle Corps from 2006-2010. An experienced tutor and workshop presenter, he has developed and delivered classes in Kasetsart, Assumption and Silpakorn University, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States. He has condensed his teaching experience into educational literature, e.g. he authored the percussion exercise book “Drumline Exercises 2004-2008 Vol.1”, is the official endorser of Majestic mallets, Demonstration & Marching Drums for Pearl Drums in Thailand, Official endorser of Sabian Cymbal Artists (International), and Official endorser of Evans Drumheads Artists.

Orchestra/Performance Experience

1996-Present Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Principal Percussion.
2005-Present Chaophraya Symphony Orchestra, Percussionist.
1998-Present Fanatic Percussion Ensemble (Bangkok), Marimbist, Keyboard Leader.
2006-2008 Bangkok Opera, Timpanist.
1997-2005 Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra (Bangkok), Percussionist.
1998-2004 Bangkok Symphonic Brass, Percussionist.
1999-2000 Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Madison, WI., USA. 2 years music scholarship by Suthiwararam High School (Bangkok), Marimba, Timpani, Conga, Xylophone, Vibraphone.
2000 Penang State Symphony Orchestra (Malaysia), Percussionist, Tutor.
1999 Kasetsart University Band (Bangkok), Percussionist, Tutor.
1998 Olaf Symphony Orchestra (Japan), Percussionist.
1995 International Youth Wind Orchestra (Japan). WASBE’ 95, Percussionist.
1992-1996 Suthiwararam High School Band (Bangkok), Percussionist, Section Leader (1994-1996).


Judge Panel & Member

2012-Present
Official endorser of Sabian Cymbal Artists (International)
2012-Present Official endorser of Evans Drumheads Artists
2011-Present Member of WAMSB Judge’s Panel(World Association of Marching Show Bands)
2008-Present Majestic Percussion Artists (International)
2004-Present Bangkok Society Drumline (Director/Program Coordinator/Show Designer)
2004-Present Pearl Drum, (Thailand) “Demonstrate & Marching Drum Instructor”
8-10/07/2011 Rasteder International Music Festival (North-Germany), (Judge)
7/3/2011 The Southwind Symphonic Band Competition I (South of Thailand), (Judge)
2006-2010 Siamyth Drum & Bugle Corps, Percussion Caption Head/Arranger
1/08/2009 The 1st Thailand Marimba Competition (Judge)
08/2008 Thailand Drumline Contest IV (Bangkok) (Judge)
2008 Program Coordinator, Thailand Drumline Contest (TDC) (Office of
Sport and Recreation Development)
13/5/2008 Royal Thai Police Band (Judge)
12/2005 Sang-Som Percussion Competition Thailand 2005 (Bangkok) (Judge)
05/2005 Thailand Marching Percussion Contest I (Bangkok) (Judge)
05/2005 Thailand Marching Percussion Contest Individual and Ensemble Competition I (Bangkok) (Judge)
01/2005 Thailand Marching Band Competition XXIV (Bangkok) (Judge)
01/2004 Yamaha all Thailand Marching Band Competition VIII (Bangkok) (Judge)
12/2002 Yamaha all Thailand Marching Band Competition VII (Bangkok) (Judge)
12/2001 Yamaha all Thailand Marching Band Competition VI (Bangkok) (Judge)
2001 Thai Youth Orchestra (Bangkok)


Percussion Composer & Arranger

2012 “Cyclone” For 5 players Multiple Percussion
2012 Tanjong Katong Band, Singapore “Classcal Journey” (Battery, Pit)
2011 Montfort College Marching Band, North Thialnd “Classical Undiscovered” (Battery, Pit)
2010 Siamyth Drum & Bugle Corp, “Horizon” (Battery)
2009 “Duet Marimba for Invention”
2009 Siamyth Drum & Bugle Corp, “THAI ” (Battery)
2008 “The Clock of Time Bomb!!!” For 3 players Multiple Percussion.
2008 Siamyth Drum & Bugle Corp, “-Zero,C ” (Battery)
2007 Siamyth Drum & Bugle Corp, “Inspired in Towns” (Battery)
2006 Suranaree High School Marching Band, “Pirates of The Caribbean” (Battery, Pit)
2006 Suranaree High School Drumline, “Pirates Of The Caribbean”(Drumline)
2006 Sarasit High School Marching Band, “My Sassy Girl” (Battery, Pit)
2006 Bangkok Christian College, “The Ninja!” (Drumline)
2006 Siamyth Drum & Bugle Corp, “Lax” (Battery, Pit)
2006 Wat Rajabopit High School Marching Band, “The Mechanical of Gears” (Battery, Pit)
2005 Suranaree High School Marching Band, “The Planet” (Battery, Pit)
2005 Suranaree High School Drumline, “The Planet” (Drumline)
2005 Bangkok Society Drumline 2005, “The Planet” (Battery)
2005 Prachaniwet High School Marching Band, “Peterloo” (Battery, Pit)
2004 Suthi High School Marching Band, “The 3” (Battery, Pit)
2003 Sarasit High School Marching Band, “Sunset”
2000 Suthi High School Drumline, “Zap!!” (Drumline)
2000 Suthi High School Drumline, “Brazilian Street Dance” (Drumline)


Solo Experience

1/8/2009 “Caritas” by Michael Burritt, The 1st Thailand Marimba Competition
24/07/2009 “Map of Rain Hitting Water” by Mara Gibson, Thailand Composition Festival
“Crossing Over”
09/2008 “Fanatic Percussion, (One Man’s Dream )” Bangkok, Section Leader.
02/2007 Bangkok Opera “RAPE OF LUCRETIA” Hanoi, Timpanist.
01/2006 “CU.Percussion Group, (SUPERcussion Concert)” Bangkok, Percussionist.
01/2006 “Fanatic Percussion, (with Guest Concert )” Bangkok, Keyboard Leader.
03/2004 “Fanatic Percussion, (4 Marimbas Concert )” Bangkok, 1st Marimba.
11/2002 “Xylophone Concerto and Wind Ensemble” (New on Marimba) by Apinat Tantakosai. Faculty of Applied Arts Concert No.2 Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok).
07/2001 “Sonata for two Pianos and Percussion”, by B.Bartok, Mahidol Piano Faculty Concert, Thailand Cultural Center (Small Hall).
11/2000 “Four Movements for Marimba”, Mechanique by Michael Burritt, Percussive Arts Society International Competition, Dallas, Texas, USA.
10/2000 “Four Movements for Marimba”, Improvisation and Mecanique, by Michael J. Burrit, University of North Texas Percussion Seminar (USA).
07/2000 Solo Xylophone “Log Cabin Blues” with Madison Scouts Pit Ensemble, Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Competition, DeKalb, IL, USA.
08/2000 “Concerto for Marimba”, Drum Corps International Individual Competition, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.
03/2000 “Sabre Dance” Marimba and Vibraphone, with The National Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian, arr. Vanich Potavaich, The National Theatre (Bangkok).
03/2000 “Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra” (piano accompany), by Ney Rosauro.
03/2000 “Lime Juice” by Arthur Lipner. Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok).
02/2000 “Xylophone Concerto and Wind Ensemble” by Apinat Tantakosai.Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok).
01/2000 “Ragtime” Xylophone and Piano, “Gitano” Marimba, by Alico Gomez.
“Friend Like Me” Duet Marimba and Vibraphone, by Alan Menken, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok).
12/1999 “Symphony No. 9”, Timpani, by Beethoven, Penang State Symphony Orchestra
(Malaysia).
11/1999 “Rhythm Song”, Marimba, by Paul Smadbeck. “Polaris”, Marimba, by Mark Ford. Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok).
01/1997 “Sabre Dance”, Xylophone, The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.


Prizes and Honors

03/06/2012

Champion of Drum Battle for S.O.X. Drum and Dance 2012 Champion with 3 awards.
Drum Battle Champ, Best Showmanship and Best Free-Style Routine, SMK Chung
Hua Miri Drumline, Percussion Caption Head & Percussion Arranger

04/2012

1st Place Display Band Competition, Singapore Youth Festival 2012(SYF2012),
Tanjong Katong Secondary School, Percussion Caption Head & Percussion Arranger

09/2011

Champions of Drum Battle, Thailand International Marching Band Competition
2011(TIMBC2011), Bangkok Society Drumline, Director

08/2011 3rd Place Open Division with Best General effect, Thailand Drumline Contest 2011,
Bangkok Society Drumline, Director
2011 1st Place Division 1 “The 30th Royal Cups Marching Band Contest 2011” with
Montfort College Marching Band (North Thialnd), Percussion Caption Head.
2010 1st Place Senior Division(King’s Cup), Best Bass line, Best Cymbal line, Best Front line, Best General effect, Thailand Drumline Contest 2010, (Bangkok). 2010 Sarasas Witaed Bangbon Indoor Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Instructor and Director.
2009 3rd Place Stand Still Division, Best Cymbal line, Thailand
2008-Present Majestic Percussion Artists (International)
2007 Writing Exercises Book “Drumline Exercises 2004-2008 Vol.1 by Kasem Thipayametrakul.
08/2007 1st Place Senior Division, Best Snare line, Best Tenor line, Best Bass line, Best Front line, Best General effect, Thailand Drumline Contest 2007, (Bangkok). 2007 Suthi Exclusive Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Instructor and Director.
07/2006 6th Place 92.35 2003 World Champion – Senior Division. World Association of Marching Show Bands. (South Korea), with Sarasit Phithayalai School. (Ratchaburi, Thailand), Percussion Instructor.
07/2005 2nd Place World Music Contest, (Netherlands) First Division. Suranaree High School Marching Band, Percussion Instructor.
12/2004 2nd Place Yamaha all Thailand Marching Band Competition IX (Bangkok, Thailand) Suthi Wararan High School, Percussion Instructor.
07/2003 1st Place 93.8 2003 World Champion – Highest Scoring First Division Band – Highest Scoring First Junior Band. World Association of Marching Show Bands. (Brianteo Stadium, Italy), with Sarasit Phithayalai School. (Ratchaburi, Thailand), Instructor.
11/2000 Keyboards, 2nd (94.0), “Four Movements for Marimba”, “Mechanique” by Michael Burritt, Percussive Arts Society International Competition, Dallas, Texas, USA.
08/2000 Keyboards, 2nd (96.0), “Concerto for Marimba” by Ney Rosauro, arr. by Kasem Thipayametrakul, Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Competition, College Park, Maryland, USA.
07/2000 Solo Xylophone “Log Cabin Blues” with Madison Scouts Pit Ensemble, 1st Place, Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Competition, DeKalb, IL, USA.
08/1999 Percussion Ensemble (Madison Scouts), 1st Place, Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Competition, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
08/1999 Keyboards, 95.8, “Polaris” by Mark Ford, Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Competition, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
07/1997 1st Place, World Music Contest, Timpani, Netherlands.
07/1993 1st Place, World Music Contest, Bass Drum, Netherlands.


Educational Background

• Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), Faculty of Applied Arts. (1997, 2001-2004)
• Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (USA) Pit/Front Line. (1998-2000)
• Suthiwararam High School (Bangkok) (1992-1996).


Major Instructors

2000 Prof. Mark Ford, Director of Percussion, (University of North Texas)
1997-2002 Mr. Soonthorn Yodsrithong, Principal Percussionist, (Bangkok Symphony Orchestra), Classical Percussion.
1998-2000 Prof. Jeff Moore (University of Central Florida), Percussion, Marching Drum.
1998-2000 Mr. Brian Johnson, (Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps), Keyboards.
1997-1998 Prof. Makato Fukuda, Percussion, Marching Drum.
1991-1996 Mr. Surapol Thayanwaibool and Mr. Nipadth Kanchanahuta, Music Instructors, (Suthiwararam High School Band).


Teaching Experience

2012 Bangkok Christian College Drumline, Percussion Director & Caption Head.
2010-2012 Montfort College Marching Band (Chaingmai, North of Thailand), Percussion
Caption Head & Arranger.
2010-2012 Tanjong Katong Band (TK Band). Singapore, Percussion Instructor
28-30/05/2010 3 – day, Concert & Marching Percussion Work Shop in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
2010 Sarasas Witaed Bangban Drumline, Percussion Director, Bangkok,
THAILAND.
11/21-22/2009 Pearl Concent & Marching Percussion Work Shop on Tour 09 for 500
teachers and student around south of Thailand at Hatyairatprachasan
School, (Hat Yai, Songkhla Thailand)
2009-Present SMK Chung Hua Miri School, (Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia), Percussion
Instructor.
29/08/2009 Marching Percussion and Percussion Arrange Workshop for 130
teachers around north of Thailand at Uttaradit Rajabhat University,
(Uttaradit, Thailand)
2009 Assumption College Sriracha Drumline, (Chonburi, Thailand),
Instructor.
09-12/2007 St. Joseph High School, (Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia), Percussion Instructor.
10/27-29/2006 “Bangkok Society Drumline, Director. 3 day work shop (Bangkok, Choburi, Pataya), Thailand.
01/04-14/2006 Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, (SAYOWE) Thailand, Percussion Instructor.
06/24-24/2006 Drum Line Pedagogy Class, Instructor for 30 teachers in Thailand (Bangkok).
05/27-28/2006 Percussion Pedagogy Class, Instructor for 30 teachers in Thailand (Bangkok).
06-08/2006 Sarasit Phithayalai School. Percussion Class (Ratchaburi, Thailand), Percussion Instructor.
2006 – 2010 Siamyth Drum & Bugle Corps, Percussion Caption Head.
08-10/2005 Bangkok Society Drumline, Director. Work shop for 22 NorthEast Thailand schools. (Nakonrachasima, Thailand)
2005 Royal Thai Army School of Music, Instructor, Marimba and Timpani.
03/2005 High School Marching Percussion Workshop, Conductor, NorthEast Thailand (Nakonrachasima, Thailand).
03/2005 5-Day Marching Percussion Workshop, Conductor, Siamyth Drum & Bugle Corp. (Bangkok)
2005-2007 Suranaree High School Drumline (Nakonrachasima, Thailand), Percussion Instructor.
2004-Present Assumption University, ABAC (Music Business) Percussion Instructor.
2004-2006 Royal Thai Navy school of Music, Percussion Instructor.
2004-2007 Rangsit University Conservatory of Music, (Bangkok) Percussion Instructor.
2003 Pearl Drum 8 Day Marching Percussion Workshop, Conductor, (All Thailand).
2003 Yamaha Drum 28 Day Marching Percussion Workshop, Conductor (All Thailand).
07/2003 Sarasit Phithayalai School. (Ratchaburi, Thailand), Percussion Instructor.
12/2002 7 Day Percussion & Marimba Workshop, Kasetsart University with Jeffrey M. Moore, Assistant Instructor. (Bangkok)
01/2002 7 Day Marching Percussion Workshop for Marching Band. Conductor, (Singapore).
12/2001 5-Day Marching Percussion Workshop for Yamaha (Bangkok) with
Jeffrey M. Moore, Assistant Instructor.
2000-2010 Chulalongkorn University, (Faculty of Applied Arts & Education) (Bangkok), Percussion Instructor.
1999-Present Kasetsart University, (Communication Arts) (Bangkok), Skilled and Ensemble Percussion Instructor.
2001-Present Silapakorn University (Bangkok), Percussion Instructor.
2000-2003 Harrow International School (Bangkok), Percussion Instructor.
2001-2004 KPN Music Academy (Bangkok), Drum Set Instructor.
2001 Sathit Kasetsart (Bangkok), Percussion Instructor.
2001 Sinrindhorn Vocational Training School (Nakornprathom), Percussion Instructor.
2001 Sacred Heart Convent School (Bangkok), Percussion Instructor.
08-11/2000 Marcus High School Drumline, Assistant Percussion Instructor, Flower Mound, Texas, USA. (Percussive Arts Society National Champion High School Drumline, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000).
01/2000 Percussion Workshop, Conductor for 60 music teachers (Had Yai, Thailand).
12/1999 Percussion Workshop, Conductor for 40 teachers, Teacher College of Bangkok.
12/1999 Penang State Symphony Orchestra (Malaysia), Tutor and Musician.
1998-Present Fanatic Percussion Ensemble, Keyboard Leader.
1997-Present Suthiwararam High School, Percussion Instructor.
1995-2003 Yamaha Music Workshop, Thailand and Malaysia, Lecturer for Classic and Marching Percussion.
1996-1998 Music School of Mahidol University (Bangkok), Drum Set Instructor.
1997-98, 2001 Bangkok Christian College, Percussion Instructor.



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