Balinese Gamelan

The term "gamelan" refers to an ensemble of traditional percussion-keyed instruments, including gongs, drums, metallophones, 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 music. 

Please fill out our interest form to receive information about our community gamelan and our children's gamelan.

Gamelan Sekar Kemuda

11 adults performing on various gold and red gamelan instruments, mallets in the air.The inter-generational (ages 12-adult) gamelan ensemble meets weekly each semester to explore and experience this unique and fun form of music making. No musical experience is required.

 

Children's Gamelan

four children playing a gamelan instrument with two mallets in their hands.Children aged 5-11 will learn the basics of Balinese percussion music in a positive and cross-cultural environment. Skills emphasized will be rhythmic coordination, memory, and musical and social awareness of fellow students. Director Dewa Ketut Alit Adnyana brings fifteen years of experience teaching children's ensembles. Caregivers are encouraged to stay to assist their children as may be needed. Minimum 5, maximum 20 students.

Eight adults playing various red and gold gamelan instruments.

A student sitting on parent's lap with a mallet in their hand hitting a gamelan gong.

An adult and child are facing each other playing gamelan instruments. A student and parent are playing a red and gold gamelan instrument.An adult hitting the gamelan gong with a large red mallet.

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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