Sumarsam, adjunct professor of music, visited the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing in October, where he led a 10-day intensive gamelan workshop with 22 students. The workshop consisted of three hours of gamelan instruction every evening and a number of individual lessons during the day. Sumarsam (pictured in the center, with a black shirt) taught the students four traditional gamelan pieces of different length for instruments of various levels of technical difficulty. The students performed the music during CCOM’s 70th anniversary celebration in early November and for the fourth annual celebration of World Music at the conservatory. “I was pleased with the outcome of the workshop,” he says. “Given the limited time of the workshop, the students were able to master the four pieces I taught them. I envision that gamelan and Indian music performances will have certain impact on the development of the future World Music Program in China.”