Grebel Community Gamelan Warga Santi

Join the only Canadian Community Balinese Gamelan Music Ensemble with a teacher from Bali, Indonesia: Grebel/UWaterloo Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta.  We are glad to announce that the Community Gamelan will take place again in person in Spring 2024.

Do you want to play music, participate in a satisfying group music-making experience, and learn about another culture and its music at the same time? This is a rare and excellent opportunity!

You are invited to come experience a wonderful kind of collaborative learning and music-making on an ensemble of bronze instruments from the island of Bali. No previous experience with Gamelan or reading music is necessary. Come for a free trial. All are welcome! 

Rehearsal & Concert Dates

Rehearsal Location: Room 1209 at Conrad Grebel University College in Spring 2024 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4 to 6:30pm.

In Spring 2024 the group will start on Monday, June 10 at 4pm for new players,and at 4:30pm for returning players. It will run every week until Friday July 5th when a concert will take place at the Elora Festival (time and location tba). There will not be a practice on Canada Day.

Concert: The Community Gamelan will perform at the end of term concert with the student Gamelan on Friday, July 5th in Elora.  Time tba.
Note: Concert/Recording Attire – black button shirt or blouse (no T-shirts), black pants (no jeans), black socks. 

For more information, contact Dewa Suparta or Professor Maisie Sum.

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Registration and Fee payment


The Grebel Community Gamelan Program is one way in which the College and Department of Music strive to promote an open and inclusive environment for community and life-long learning and music making. We appreciate donations from ensemble members and the broader community that further support our initiative.  Donations are separate from the fee, but definitely appreciated to further support the Community Gamelan. You may donate:

  1. By submitting a cheque (payable to "Conrad Grebel University College" with memo "Community Gamelan"), or
  2. On-line by credit or debit card. Choose designation "I would like to choose multiple funds" and select "Gamelan/Music Equipment".