Lawrence University is extremely fortunate to own an entire set of Balinese gamelan instruments. The term "gamelan" refers to an ensemble of traditional percussion-keyed instruments, gongs, drums and bamboo flutes from Indonesia. The music is taught by rote and committed directly to memory allowing for a high degree of interaction between musicians. This is a great opportunity to learn about another culture through its music.
The inter-generational (ages 9-adult; under 9 with parent) gamelan ensemble meets weekly each semester to explore and experience this unique form of music making.