Join us for our summer session on June 24, 2019!

Eventbrite - Cambridge Youth Gamelan - Summer Session 2019

Summer Session (June 24 – 28, 2019)

This year’s summer session will focus on traditional Balinese music performed on the Balinese gamelan angklung, a four-toned bronze instrument set that looks similar to the gong kebyar we play on during the year, but who’s tuning differs quite a bit by being in “slendro” instead of “pelog”. The music and instruments are quite stunning and this week-long exploration of the gamelan angklung repertoire will be great for new members and returning members alike.

Monday June 24, 10am – 12:30pm
Tuesday June 25, 10am – 12:30pm
Wednesday June 26, 10am – 12:30pm
Thursday June 27, 10am – 12:30pm
Friday June 28, 10am – 1:00pm*

Who can join?
This group is open to children in grades 2 – 11. We are an inclusive and welcoming community. No prior musical experience is necessary and beginners are encouraged to join and try something new!

Where do the rehearsals take place?
All of our rehearsals take place in the Endicott World Music Room at MIT (N52-199), which is on the first floor of MIT Building N52 at 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. For reference, the entrance to this building is two doors to the right of the main entrance to the MIT Museum. Performances will take place at other locations as indicated.

How much will this

Session costs vary throughout the year. Each class is $10.

There is an added variable Eventbrite processing fee added to the registration fee per session.

Are there financial aid scholarships available?
Yes! Part of are goal as a community ensemble is to make sure our program is accessible and affordable to all families regardless of income. To apply for financial aid or to learn more, email

How do I join?
Registration information for the fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions is typically announced several months in advance so you are able to plan your child’s after school commitments as early as possible. You will always receive an email from us with information on how to register but you can always check back here regularly to find out information about upcoming rehearsals, performances, and workshops.

Photography by Judith M. Daniels