Students practice playing Gamelan, a traditional Indonesian style of music. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

New Music Elective Offered for Fall 2016

Beginning fall semester 2016, students can earn free elective credit by enrolling in a new course, MUSN 196.02: Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble. The class will meet Thursday evenings from 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Through hands-on experience, students will learn to play and understand the basics of Javanese gamelan (traditional percussion orchestra of Indonesia) music, one of the great non-western music-making traditions. This course also will include Indonesian classical dance, shadow puppetry and broader cultural dimensions.

The course is open to all students, no prerequisite required. Participants will earn one tuition-free credit per ensemble each semester. Registration is now open. CRN: 43157.