Spring Community Gamelan Session (April - June)
3 Months of twice weekly gamelan classes for intermediate, advanced, and beginner gamelan music . When choosing your sliding scale rate, please keep in mind that Nusantara Arts depends on the generosity of its community to support high caliber artists and programming.
We would like to invite you to join our Spring Community Gamelan Session! The session runs from April through June. We will be discussing and practicing basic to advanced gamelan percussion music skills and methods in an inclusive and fun environment! This is a class appropriate for intermediate and advanced gamelan musicians as well as adventurous beginners. The sessions are led in a Javanese latihan community style, with a less rigid class structure than our 10 week introductory class.
We focus on playing a variety of Javanese gamelan compositions in both tuning systems. We may also focus on specific pieces for several class to learn them better and improve our skills. Beginner musicians will be helped along the way, but often times the learning can be more passive in nature than the introductory class. We recommend beginners who want to learn in this traditional environment have some kind of prior musical background, but it is not a requirement for joining.
Performing - Community is the gateway to performing with our performance troupe. Nusantara Arts performs many small and medium sized performances a year in Western New York, and even further! It's really fun being involved in ensemble music making, and practicing for performances at interesting venues and often items with incredible guest artists.Performing is optional, not all people who participate in community gamelan perform, it's your choice!
Sliding scale class fee for 3 months. 2 classes per week.
Classes are every Sunday and Wednesday from 7-9:30pm from january through March. A total of 25 sessions
Only Fully Vaccinated Individuals may join class at this time. All participants must wear masks in the facility. (provided)
For participants age 13 and higher
When choosing your sliding scale rate, please keep in mind that Nusantara Arts depends on the generosity of its community to support high caliber artists and programming.