Musical Ancestries: Thailand

Additional Resources…Explore our Community!

This list of organizations in the St. Louis region, and beyond, is provided to encourage further study and experiences in the music and culture of Thailand. Enjoy our local treasures!


St. Louis Thai Temple (Wat Phrasriratanaram)

Thai Classical Music ensemble, Director, Dr. Chomhirun
890 Lindsay Lane
Florissant, MO


Thai Association of Greater St. Louis

(Housed at Thai Temple above)

Hosts the annual Traditional Thai New Year Festival, also known as the Songkran Festival, in April.


Cherokee Buddhist Temple (Wat Buddhamanee Rattanaram)

Cherokee Buddhist Temple was founded in the Theravada tradition, and more specifically, the Thai Dhammayut branch in 1999.


Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago


University Programs:

Music of Thailand Ensemble, UCLA

Director, Supeena Adler
Herb Alpert School of Music
445 Charles E. Young Dr East
2686 Schoenberg Music Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4761

Thai Music Ensemble, Northern Illinois University

Under the direction of Thai music specialist, Chamni Sripraram, members of the Thai music ensemble study assorted Thai music styles, including the classical court and the northeastern folkloric styles, including music and instruments of the Piphat, Mahori, and Khrueang sai ensembles and the Mor Lam.

Chamni Sripraram
Northern Illinois University
School of Music
550 Lucinda Avenue
DeKalb, IL 60115

We are happy to add to this list! Please send suggestions to