Gamelan

Upcoming Gamelan Concerts

The Gamelan is a Balinese ensemble consisting of a variety of percussion instruments (including gongs) as well as wind and string instruments. Gamelan Wrhatnala Blue Ridge was founded by Dr. Laura Renninger in 2002 and is the first non-Western ensemble to be established at Shepherd University. Gamelan Wratnala Gunung Blue Ridge is directed by Pratimawan Supartha, a prominent Balinese musician, puppeteer, dancer, and composer. Gamelan members currently consist of music majors. However, we would love to have more non-majors and community members join us in playing this beautiful music. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Dr. Renninger at 876-5461 or lrenning@shepherd.edu.