Jody Diamond is a composer, performer and educator specializing in the music of Indonesia, particularly the gamelan, a multi-timbral melodic percussion orchestra from the islands of Java and Bali. Her hands-on gamelan programs include Javanese-style instruments and music, as well as shadow puppets and traditional stories. The gamelan is a cross-cultural, creative context for community music-making-as-we learn about other cultures while discovering ourselves! Programs, from a day to a month, are available for all grades and community members. Ms. Diamond also offers teacher training in music-making for the classroom and multi-cultural arts in the integrated curriculum.
offered: Performances; lecture-demonstrations; workshops; residencies
served: Programs can be designed for any grade or population.
Statewide, prefer maximum of two-hour drive from Lebanon area, year round
Performances: $3,000 (with group, gamelan music only), $3,500-$5,000 depending on group size (with dance or puppets); Workshops and Lecture-Demonstrations: $300 (shadow puppets and voice only), $500 (gamelan and puppets); School Residencies: $300/one day, $250/ multiple days; Community Residencies: $300/day; Teacher Training (with residency): $350
c/o American Gamelan Institute
79 Kirkland St. #1
Cambridge, MA 02138
Alt. Phone: 603/359-5808