Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble classes begin

Come for the first class—if your child likes it, sign them up! No prior musical experience necessary.

* Youth Gamelan is open to all children ages 7 to 17. The Spring 2020 session begins on Saturday, January 18 at 10-11am, with weekly rehearsals.

* Homeschool Gamelan is for those homeschooling and also ages 7 to 17. The Spring 2020 session begins on Friday, January 17 at 1-2pm, with weekly rehearsals.

Rehearsals are held at the World Music Hall, on Wyllys Avenue, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Spring classes conclude with a performance with the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble on Thursday, April 30 at 7pm.

The Youth Gamelan Ensemble at Wesleyan is directed by Joseph Getter. The ensemble was founded in 2002 by Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito. Students learn traditional music from Java, Indonesia on Wesleyan's gamelan instruments. Wesleyan owns one of the finest sets of gamelan instruments in the world, a set from Yogyakarta of mostly gong and metallophone instruments made of bronze. 

Only $45 for a semester of classes plus a final performance. For more info:

Register by phone at 860-685-3355 or online:

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