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. Our gamelan classes offer students ages 5-adult a unique opportunity to learn about another culture through music.


Gamelan Sekar Kemuda

Community Gamelan

May 2018 Gamelan Sekar Kemuda Performance

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.

Spring Semester (16 weeks)

Dates: Saturdays, January 26 - May 25 (no class April 20 or May 4)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Mursell House, Lawrence University (422 E. Washington St., Appleton)
Fee: $224 + $15 annual registration fee

Registration is closed for this session of Community Gamelan.

 


Children's Gamelan

May 2018 Children's Gamelan Performance

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.

Spring Session

Dates: Saturdays, April 6 - May 25 (no class April 20 or May 4)
Time: 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: Mursell House, Lawrence University (422 E. Washington St., Appleton)
Fee: $40 per child

Registration is now open for this session of Children's Gamelan. Click the button below to register.

Registration Form

Performance

Community Gamelan and Children's Gamelan will perform together in a spring concert. The concert will include meditative traditional ceremonial pieces and vibrant contemporary works by Balinese composers.

Date

Monday, May 27

Time

3:00 pm

Location

Stansbury Theatre, Lawrence University

Admission

Free and open to the public

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.

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