Nur Intan Murtadza

 

Gamelan

Nur Intan Murtadza is an accomplished musician in the gamelan tradition of Central Java, Indonesia. She received her training from some of the great masters in gamelan such as Pak Sumarsam (Wesleyan University, Connecticut) Pak Harjito (Wesleyan University, Connecticut), Pak Midiyanto (Surakarta, Indonesia), Pak Sutikno (Surakarta, Indonesia), Pak Sutrisno (Yogyakarta, Indonesia). In 1995, she was awarded a scholarship from the Indonesian government to live and study in Java, Indonesia and subsequent visits have established lifelong relationships with her mentors and regional gamelan groups.

She is currently pursuing her doctoral work in music education at the University of Western Ontario and her research is in community music and cross-cultural ethnopedagogy. Her M.A. in Music Education from the University of Toronto examined the theory and practice of multicultural music programs in Toronto’s public schools. 

Intan has performed with various gamelan groups in North America and in Europe. She  directed the York University Gamelan Orchestra  from 2003 – 2006 and has been a guest lecturer at Ryerson University, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto. As a consultant for the Toronto District School Board, she was part of a collaborative team that created and implemented the School Board’s World Music Learning Resource Program. In addition, she has conducted gamelan workshops/seminars for museums, art galleries and professional music associations such as ORMTA London.  

 

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