Cambridge Youth Gamelan - Spring Session 2023

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Cambridge Youth Gamelan - Spring Session 2023

Learn how to play music from Bali, Indonesia! Be a part of our amazing community. No prior music experience necessary.

By Emeric Viani

When and where

Date and time

April 5 · 5:30pm - June 14 · 7pm EDT


Endicott World Music Room at MIT (next to the MIT Museum) 265 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

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Join us as we continue celebrating our fifth season together with our spring session, starting on Wednesday April 5, 2023.

Who we are: Gamelan Anak Tika (Cambridge Youth Gamelan) aims to inspire, engage with, and educate youth about traditional Balinese gamelan music and dance. Our group is open to students in Grades 2 - 12. No prior musical experience necessary. Beginners are always welcome and encouraged to join.

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If you register late, we will credit you the classes you missed so you don't pay full price!

Email us at for more information on how to set up your visit!

Where and when do we meet: We rehearse weekly on Wednesdays from 5:30pm - 7pm (new time!) in the Endicott World Music Room in MIT Building N-52, two doors down from the MIT Museum entrance at 265 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA.

Spring Session 2023 Information (please read to the end): The spring session will start on April 5 and end on June 14, 2023. We have a spring concert performance scheduled on Saturday, June 17th at the Cambridge Public Library to celebrate the group's 5th anniversary together. Details for when our rehearsals our schedules and the performance can be found below.

We kindly request that members joining the group commit to the performance as well as it impacts the growth of the ensemble and quality of the performance, overall, to be missing members during a scheduled performance.

Rehearsal Dates:

April: 5, 12, 19, 26

May: 3, 10, 17, 24

June: 7, 14

Cambridge Public Library Performance:

Saturday June 17, 2023

Call Time: 2pm

Performance Time: 3pm - 4pm

Financial Aid: We offer financial aid to any families in need to help make our program affordable and accessible to all. If you would like to find out more information about how to apply for financial aid for this session, email us directly at and we will get in touch.

Refunds: No refunds will be provided for the fall session after April 19, 2023.

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Gamelan Anak Tika (Cambridge Youth Gamelan) is grateful to the continued support by MIT Music Theater & Arts, anonymous donors, and members of the Cambridge community who continue to support our mission. We are also grateful for past support from organizations like the Cambridge Arts Council and Mass Cultural Council. Thank you!

About the organizer

Organized by
Emeric Viani

Emeric Viani is a music educator in the greater Boston area with special interests in non-traditional curriculum, world music, choral music, and Balinese gamelan. He is the Lower and Middle School music teacher at the Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts and the co-founder and artistic director for the Cambridge Youth Gamelan, a Balinese gamelan ensemble open to students in Grades 3 – 9 based in Cambridge, MA.

In addition to his work as an educator, Emeric was also the Co-Founder of the Play On Music Festival, an annual music festival at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee that brings together non-traditional and student-led ensembles across Massachusetts, and helped organize the festival from 2014-2017. He has presented workshops on Balinese gamelan music and bucket drumming at state music education conferences, presented his research on the Rochester hip-hop scene at national and international conferences, and has led several successful bucket drumming and multicultural music residencies at schools in the greater Rochester area.

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.