is a term that refers to a musical orchestra, consisting principally
of gongs (large hanging gongs, large kettle gongs, and small kettle
gongs), bronze keyed instruments, as well as a variety of other instruments.
Gamelan orchestras are indigenous to both Malaysia and many islands
Occasionally, SEASSI offers a one-credit course music performance class in Javanese
gamelan in which SEASSI students can enroll at no additional cost. This course is only offered when personnel and sufficient funding are available.
A maximum of 20 SEASSI students can enroll in the course. Beginning
and experienced gamelan students are welcome to apply. The aim is to
have roughly equal numbers of beginning and experienced gamelan players
taking the course. The class requires a substantial time commitment.
On the first day of SEASSI, during the orientation session, SEASSI
staff will collect the names of all the students interested in taking
this course. We will then make a schedule for the course.