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About: sumarsam

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Prof. Sumarsam
Sumarsam is a University Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, teaching performance, history, and theory of gamelan. He is a graduate of the Indonesian National Academy of Music in Surakarta, Central Java. In addition, he holds an MA degree from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is the author of numerous articles on gamelan and wayang, in English and Indonesian publication. His book Gamelan: Cultural Interaction and Musical Development in Central Java was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1995 (Pustaka Pelajar Press of Yogyakarta published its Indonesian version in 2003). As gamelan musician and a keen amateur dhalang of Javanese wayang kulit, he performs, conducts workshops, and lectures throughout the world.

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