Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00am
World Music Hall

Only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals

No prior experience necessary. Your child can visit on the first day to try the gamelan—if they like it, sign them up!

The Youth Gamelan Ensemble was founded as a Center for the Arts program in 2002 by Wesleyan Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, who guides the group along with University Professor of Music Sumarsam and Director Joseph Getter. The ensemble is open to all children ages 7 to 14. The group learns traditional music from Java, Indonesia, and rehearses Saturday mornings from 10am to 11am during both the fall and spring semesters. Fall classes conclude on Saturday, November 29, 2014, and the fall performance with the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble is on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7pm.

The gamelan is an essential accompaniment to puppet shows, dances, feasts and ceremonies. Wesleyan owns one of the finest sets of these beautiful instruments in the world—mostly gong and metallophone instruments made of bronze.

To register, please contact the Wesleyan University Box Office at 860-685-3355 or