Denver Children’s Gamelan

Gamelan Anak manik galih

Session Begins: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Gamelan Anak Manik Galih (the Denver Children’s Gamelan) introduces children in grades 2-8 to the music and dance of Bali, Indonesia. The group is open to all interested students with no prior experience necessary.

Gamelan Anak Manik Galih is supported by the MSU Denver Department of Music and Sanggar Manik Galih. Founded in 2019 by Liz Macy and Ade Wijaya, Gamelan Anak Manik Galih seeks to create a community of young musicians and dancers trained in traditional Balinese gamelan music and dance.


2019 Session I: February 24 – May 11

Our inaugural session runs Sunday, February 24 - Saturday, May 11, with rehearsals on Sundays from 1:30-3pm. We will rehearse on the following days:

  • February 24

  • March 3, 10, 17 (no meeting on March 24 or 31 for Spring Break)

  • April 7, 14, 28 (no meeting on April 21)

  • May 5

  • Performance: Saturday, May 11 @ 2pm in the King Center Recital Hall (with MSU Denver’s Gamelan Manik Kusuma)

Cost: $125 per session; includes instruction, snacks, and t-shirt (financial aid is available)

Location: MSU Denver ARTS Building, Room 295 (906 Curtis St.)


Instructors

I Made Tangkas Ade Wijaya (Music Director)   Ade   was   born in Denver, Colorado in 1999. Currently in his first year at the University of Denver, he is an avid soccer player, a pianist, a jazz drummer, and a skilled Balinese gamelan musician, composer, and dancer. His composition style in inspired by his teachers - academic, athletic, and social. In particular, Ade looks up to the strong traditional musical styles of Pak Wayan Beratha, Pak Nyoman Windha, and most certainly his father, Pak Made Lasmawan.

I Made Tangkas Ade Wijaya (Music Director)

Ade was born in Denver, Colorado in 1999. Currently in his first year at the University of Denver, he is an avid soccer player, a pianist, a jazz drummer, and a skilled Balinese gamelan musician, composer, and dancer. His composition style in inspired by his teachers - academic, athletic, and social. In particular, Ade looks up to the strong traditional musical styles of Pak Wayan Beratha, Pak Nyoman Windha, and most certainly his father, Pak Made Lasmawan.

Putu Indira Sandika (Dance Director)   Indi is a senior at Rangeview High School in Aurora, CO. She began studying Balinese dance with Ibu Ni Ketut Marni at a young age, and is an active performer along the Front Range.

Putu Indira Sandika (Dance Director)

Indi is a senior at Rangeview High School in Aurora, CO. She began studying Balinese dance with Ibu Ni Ketut Marni at a young age, and is an active performer along the Front Range.

Elizabeth McLean Macy   (Founder and Manager)   Liz   began studying gamelan in 1996 with Pak Made Lasmawan while a student at Colorado College. A founding member of Sanggar Manik Galih, she has taught courses on Balinese music, arts, and culture in Bali, Indonesia since 2011. Liz holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA, where her work addressed the function of music tourism in post-disaster economies.  Liz is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Metro State University of Denver. She has previously taught at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music (as Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology), Skidmore College (as Teaching Professor of Ethnomusicology and the founder and director of Skidmore College's Gamelan Banyu Wali, an extension of Sanggar Manik Galih), Colorado College, UCLA, Chapman University, and CalArts.

Elizabeth McLean Macy (Founder and Manager)

Liz began studying gamelan in 1996 with Pak Made Lasmawan while a student at Colorado College. A founding member of Sanggar Manik Galih, she has taught courses on Balinese music, arts, and culture in Bali, Indonesia since 2011. Liz holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA, where her work addressed the function of music tourism in post-disaster economies.

Liz is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Metro State University of Denver. She has previously taught at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music (as Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology), Skidmore College (as Teaching Professor of Ethnomusicology and the founder and director of Skidmore College's Gamelan Banyu Wali, an extension of Sanggar Manik Galih), Colorado College, UCLA, Chapman University, and CalArts.

For more information: denverchildrensgamelan@gmail.com

Facebook: Gamelan Anak Manik Galih

Instagram: gamelananakmanikgalih