The Cambridge Youth Gamelan (Gamelan Anak Tika) aims to inspire, engage with, and educate youth about traditional gamelan music and dance of Bali, Indonesia.

We are proudly supported and funded by the Cambridge Arts Council, Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as private donors in the community who support gamelan and children’s music education.

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Photography by Judith M. Daniels

Meet the Instructor(s):

Margaret Rowley (Co-Artistic Director)

Margaret Rowley completed master’s degrees in ethnomusicology and flute performance at Michigan State University, where she wrote on women and gender in electronic dance music. She spent two years playing with Gamelan Lila Muni at the Eastman School of Music, and has also worked with Arabic and Colombian musical traditions. She is currently a PhD student in ethnomusicology at Boston University, where her current research interests include American kirtan in the yoga community, music and incarceration, and current directions in music education.



Mark Stewart (Manager)


Mark Stewart has been a member of Gamelan Galak Tika for more than 15 years. He toured with the group in its 2005 trip to Bali and has performed with them at numerous venues, including Boston Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center, Zankel Hall, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.






Emeric Viani (Co-Artistic Director)

emericEmeric Viani is a music educator in the greater Boston area with special interests in non-traditional curriculum, world music, community music education, choral music, and Balinese gamelan. He is the Lower and Middle School music teacher at the Pike School in Andover, MA, and he is a conductor for the Boston Children’s Chorus. In addition to his work as an educator, Emeric is the General Manager for Gamelan Galak Tika, MIT’s Balinese gamelan ensemble that specializes in traditional and contemporary music composed for Balinese gamelan gong kebyar. Emeric holds an M.A. in Music Education, M.A. in Ethnomusicology, B.M. in Music Education, and Certificate in World Music from the Eastman School of Music. He is also certified Kodàly Level I from the KMI Institute.