Gamelan Workshop


Gamelan Workshop
July 25-29, 2022 / Monday-Friday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Room: ET (Eastman Theater) Room 15

Ken Luk, director

Come experience the music from Bali, Indonesia! The Gamelan Workshop is a five-day program for students to gain hands on training by playing our gamelan angklung – Gamelan Lila Muni (Heavenly Sound). As in Bali, students will learn through the oral/aural tradition without notation. The workshop aims to equip participants with the basic techniques of performing music, as well as to cultivate the aesthetics of a non-Western music culture. The workshop is for students currently in grades 8 and up, including adults; this is a non-residential in-person program.

High school students–pair this with the High School Wind Ensemble for a full-day program!

Performance: Friday, July 29 in Kodak Hall, 11:00am   
In a joint concert with the High School Wind Ensemble!

Tuition: $140
Please note that tuition is due within two weeks of registration in order to hold a student’s place in the program. Registration is not complete until tuition is received in full.


  • 10% off for ECMS Students enrolled both semesters of current year
  • 25% tuition waiver for eligible UR employees
  • 10% off the Gamelan Ensemble for students who sign up for both Gamelan and High School Wind Ensemble

Registration deadline: June 1, 2022. After that date, call 274-1400 to verify that space remains.

All Summer@ Eastman participants must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (2nd dose of Pfizer, Moderna or 1st dose of J&J/Janssen vaccines). As of April 6, 2022, booster shots are no longer required. Students must submit a scanned copy of their COVID-19 vaccine card which includes the following information: name, date of birth, vaccine manufacturer, lot number, and date each dose was given. We do plan to allow for limited medical exemptions; anyone interested in this option should contact for instructions.

In addition to the vaccination requirement, all participants attending in-person programs must wear a mask in accordance with University of Rochester policies. The one exception is for professionally-made masks for musicians, which may continue to be used when performing; in non-performance situations, however, everyone must follow the non-cloth mask policy. Musicians who play an instrument with a mouthpiece must cut a small hole/slit in their mask so that their nose and sides of the mouth remain covered when they are playing. Brass and woodwind musicians are required to use a bell cover at all times. Brass players must use a container/rag to collect their condensation.

COVID-19 safety policies and protocols are subject to change; we will update this page as new information is received.

To Register, click HERE.

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