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Composer-in-Residence for Javanese Gamelan

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is sponsoring a student Composer-in-Residence for Javanese Gamelan.

The Composer-in-Residence will gain unique experience, and add to a composition portfolio. The composer will produce a piece for the gamelan ensemble, and other instruments as needed, that can be rehearsed in the Winter 2018 semester for a performance at the annual gamelan concert. The composer will receive a stipend of $2500 during the academic year (in two installments). 


  • Must be a current U-M student (grad or undergrad)
  • Must enroll in Indonesian Orchestra both Fall and Winter semester (total number of credits required dependent on prior experience). 

To apply, please send the following materials to

  • Statement regarding your interest in composing for Javanese gamelan (500-word limit)
  • CV with list of works
  • Finalists must submit evidence of past composition experience in the form of a recording and/or score