Nipatdh Kanchanahutais a graduate of the Department of Music, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A member of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra for eight years. Studied Marching Band development and methods with Mr. Makoto Fukuda, the senior Japanese marching band expert. In 1990 he was a participant in the “1st ASEAN Symphonic Band Workshop” in Singapore. During 1992 and was selected to participate in the “Asian Youth Orchestra Music Camp and Concert Tours. Currently he holds a Master of Music degree in Wind conducting from University of North Texas, Denton TX, U.S.A. where he was a master’s conducting associate at University of North Texas Wind Studies as well as guest conductor of North Texas Wind Symphony, North Texas Symphonic Band, and North Texas Concert band. A graduate teaching assistant in Wind Conducting for Prof. Eugene M. Corporon and Prof. Dennis W. Fisher. 2004 – 2007 Nipatdh was the drill formation designer of “The Green Brigade” UNT Marching Band and a horn player with the North Texas Wind Symphony. Nipatdh is regarded as one of Thailand's most experienced drill formation designers. He has conducted workshops in drill design at the Symposium of World Championship for Marching Show Bands in Taubate, Brazil and a wind band lecturer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1998, he was selected to be the Drill Formation Director for opening and closing ceremonies of the ‘13th ASIAN GAMES’. Nipatdh has served as one of the jury members of Show Band Competition and Concert Percussion Competitions at the World Music Contest in 2005 and in 2009. He participated in the 3rd International Round Table Conference at Rolduc Conference Center. Nipat has been a jury member of previous World Marching Show Band Championships in Calgary Canada, Potsdam Germany, Chiba Japan, Monza Italy, Bournmouth England, Taubate Brazil, and Jeju South Korea. Twice a jury panel member of the “Grand National Marching Band Competition” for the Singapore Ministry of Education.As band director, Nipatdh led the Wat Suthiwararam Concert & Marching to the World Marching Show Band Championships in July 1999 in Sydney Australia where they received the highest score in Drum Corps band category in the Open class, First division. In January - July 1993, as the representative of Ministry of Education, he led Sura-Nari Suthiwararam, a Marching Band of Thailand to participate in the “12th World Music Contest” in Kerkrade receiving a Gold Prize with Distinction and the Horwang Marching Band during the 13th World Music Contest in July 1997 in Kerkrade where the band also received a Gold Prize with Distinction. In July 1998, he led Sarasit Phithayalai School Band to the1998 World Marching Show Band Championships, London England and received the Division Champion & Highest Scoring Junior Band.In 1995 – 1998, Nipat was the Head of Wind Instruments Studies at the Music Campus for General Public College of Music, Mahidol University. He has been the wind band program advisor of SMK Chong Hua Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia since 2008. In 2009 He conducted the Kasetsart University Wind Symphony in the Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall. Presently Nipatdh is a full time faculty at Department of Western Music, Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University. During his three years as a Conductor in Residence of Kasetsart University Wind Symphony, Nipat has collaborated with many world class musicians namely Prof. Boris Berman, professor from Yale University, Dr. Indhuon Srikaranonda from Thailand and Dr.Timothy Thompson, from the University of Arkansas. In February of last year Nipatdh was invited by Professor Gordon Henderson to be a featured guest conductor for the UCLA Wind Ensemble where he also worked with performance and music education students.