Mursell House, Lawrence University
422 E. Washington St, Appleton
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; no prior musical experience is necessary. Classes run at a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 20 students. Academy gamelan students perform together with Lawrence University gamelan students in at least one concert per year.
Sunday, January 26, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Mursell House, 422 E. Washington St., Appleton
Free and open to the public (open to all ages, no musical experience required)
Try out traditional Balinese gongs, drums, and metallophones in this fun and exciting cross-cultural ensemble experience! Gamelan pieces are learned by rote with close attention to demonstration and cues from our gamelan director, I Dewa Ketut Alit Adnyana.
Combined Concert with LU Gamelan Students
(Gamelan Sekar Kemuda and Children's Gamelan)
Sunday, May 17, 3:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Free and open to the public