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. 

Gamelan Sekar Kemuda

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 Dates - 16 week session
  • Saturdays, January 27-May 19
    • No class April 1
  • Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Mursell House, Lawrence University - 422 E. Washington St. Appleton​
  • Fee: $220 +$15 annual registration fee
  • Save the date! Gamelan Spring Performance - May 20, 2018

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Children's Gamelan

two children playing gold and red gamelan instruments, wearing purple and gold Balinese head gearChildren aged 4-11 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.

Winter Session Dates - 6 week session
  • Sundays, January 21 - February 25
  • Time: 3:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Mursell House, Lawrence University - 422 E. Washington St. Appleton​
  • Fee: $36 per child

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two young children playing gamelan in front of red, black, and gold drape

three adults playing gold instruments, wearing gold, purple, and read Balinese head gearseven adults and one child performing on various gold and red gamelan instrumentstwo women playing gamelan instrument with gold lion head on the side, mallet in the air

gamelan teacher wearing colorful Balinese dress, in front of black, red, and gold drape

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

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