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Associate Professor & Coordinator of Music Education
The Sunderman Conservatory of Music

Gettysburg College

300 North Washington Street

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

United States of America

Tel: +1 717.337.6485

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Founding Director

Sanggar Kukuruyuk

Jalan Wirasatya 5

Denpasar, Bali 80224


Tel: +62 81 337 440680 




Visiting Professor of Musicology / Gamelan
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School of Music

1114 West Nevada Street

Urbana, Illinois 61801

United States of America

Tel: +1 217.384.2247

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neverlandART Graphic Studio


Graphic Design, Illustration, & Photography


Bali, Indonesia

Tel: +62 81 706  75200

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Music educator and ethnomusicologist, Brent Talbot has traveled the world researching how music is learned and taught in various cultural contexts. As a frequent presenter, his area of expertise includes discourse analysis, world and popular music pedagogies, and music technology. He has published works in multiple journals and books on music education. Dr. Talbot holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University and is the associate editor of the international journal Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education. As the author of this book, he is honored to have worked with the many contributors, collaborators, and mentors who helped bring his vision to fruition.

The Bali-Based graphic design studio neverlandART was founded in 2005 by three college students of the Indonesia Institute of Art in Denpasar. The name of the studio was inspired by the wonderful world of Peter Pan with its exhuberant colorful vibrancy and imagination. The Studio is often commissioned to do graphic design and illustration projects like this one.  Other work includes: designing company logos, branding, packaging, two dimensional designs (poster, flyer, etc), digital or manual illustrations and many kinds of photography. The very talented Mangkoe and Ajik from neverlandART illustrated and designed the beautiful artwork found throughout this book.

Master teacher, storyteller, and writer, Made Taro was born in Bali in 1939. In 1973 he established Rumah Dongeng (The House of Folkstory) which developed into Sanggar Kukuruyuk a children's program for storytelling, singing, and playing. Made Taro has published more than 30 books and presented at many storytelling festivals in Indonesia and abroad. He is the recipient of many awards as an outstanding teacher, preserver of culture, storyteller and writer. In 2008 he received an award from the Minister of Culture and Tourism as an oral tradition art maestro, and in 2009 received the Anugerah Kebudayaan (Culture Award) from the president of Indonesia. He has collected over 250 songs from across the island of Bali, 14 of which were selected and adapted for this book. He and the children of Sanggar Kukuruyuk are the featured performers in the videos on this site.

Composer, performer, and scholar I Ketut Gede Asnawa was born in Denpsasar, Bali, where he has taught at the National Institute for the Arts (ISI) and the High School of Performing Arts (KOKAR) since 1980. His compositions have been featured at prestigious events such as the Festival of Young Composers in Jakarta and the annual Bali Arts Festival. Recently, his talent as a cutting-edge composer and innovator in Balinese music was recognized in the Grove Music Online. An accomplished gamelan musician, Asnawa has toured Europe, North America, and Asia, and is currently teaching gamelan at the University of Illinois in the United States of America. He composed the gamelan arrangments for twelve of the songs featured in this book.

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