Culture | Friday, 18 June 2010 | sundanesecorner.org
An interesting invitation has reached me the other day from my friend Dr. Andrew Weintraub. He is an associate professor of music at Pittsburgh University, U.S. One of his works is Power Play (2004), a book on wayang golék (a kind of traditional Sundanese puppet theatre) of West Java. He is now looking for some possible applicants for a scholarship to study ethnomusicology in U.S.
Students in the music program, so he said, need to have training in music and, of course, speak English. They can pursue an M.A. or Ph.D. in the field of study.
I myself have never been there. Yet Andrew told me that there are gamelan (musical instruments) at Pittsburgh University where you can learn how to play and perform the music. Once a year the music department performs Sundanese music such as kliningan, ibing, tembang, and wayang.
To get more information, you can consult Andrew at: http://www.pitt.edu/~anwein.
Well, it sounds interesting. So friends, why don’t you try?***