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 a unique opportunity to learn about another culture through music; no prior musical experience is necessary.
Gamelan Sekar Kemuda
(ages 12-adult)The inter-generational gamelan ensemble is based on the multi-generational village gamelan model in Bali. The name Gamelan Sekar Kemuda means "Gamelan of the Lotus Flower," symbolizing the symmetrical beauty of the lotus flower created when members of a community come together with one, shared goal of making music.
11-Week Fall Session
- Sundays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
September 12 – November 21
- ages 12-adult, no musical experience necessary
- $242+ $19 annual registration fee
- Students must be fully vaccinated (two weeks past the final dose) to participate in in-person rehearsals or performances.
- Students must be masked at all times.
- Weather permitting, classes will be held outside. (Otherwise, classes will be held inside Mursell House.)
Registration is closed for this session.
Children's Gamelan (ages 5-11) has been put on hold.
Please fill out our interest form to receive information on future sessions.