is an Associate Professor of music at the University of Richmond. He received his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University in 2005 and has published extensively on traditional and experimental music in Southeast Asia. As a student and performer of Indonesian musics he has studied and...
Emily is a Richmond, VA native and 2018 University of Richmond graduate. She has been a member of Gamelan Raga Kusuma since 2016. When she isn't playing gamelan or working as a librarian, Emily can be found wrangling her SPCA mutt and playing her violin in local chamber ensembles.
Miguel is a painter, educator, and guitarist working in Richmond, VA. For more info see link below.
Tara is a Richmond native who enjoys cooking and travel, and has been a member of GRK since 2010.
Paul is a retired Richmond Public Schools teacher, and author of several dozen books for young people and educators. He currently serves as a part-time staff member of the Richmond Peace Education Center. He has played with Gamelan Raga Kusuma since its very first rehearsal.
Derrick Gregory has been part of Gamelan Raga Kusuma since 2007 and is a GIS Analyst with the city of Richmond. In his spare time, he often wonders of things to put in public profiles on websites.
Vidya has been playing with Gamelan Raga Kusuma since it was founded in 2006 and is currently a student at Berea College in Kentucky.
While now an emeritus member, at one point he was GRK's (unofficial) mascot.
Nick is the director of bands at Maggie Walker Governor's School. He has been a member of Gamelan Raga Kusuma since 2018. He lives in Richmond with his wife Liz and two cats, Stella and Lorenzo.
was born and raised in Jakarta. She joined the gamelan group just recently for fun and a way to reconnect with one of the traditional childhood music instruments she once played. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, gardening and cycling!
(johnpriestley.net) makes stuff out of bits and plays musical things.
Audrey has been in GRK since it started. Currently teaching English as a Second Language at Virginia Commonwealth University, Audrey loves languages, community partnerships, and sharing food. She enjoys playing with River City Taiko and spending time with her family and friends in Richmond....
is a real estate company owner and manager. She joined Gamelan Raga Kusuma in 2007 for fun and as a personal challenge. She loves to travel, eat spicy food, ride bikes on flat surfaces, and eventually she would like to retire in Bali.
Is a drummer and sound lover, and has been a member of GRK since 2008. He completed his BA in English/Philosophy in 2009 at VCU, and pursued a minor in jazz drums. Through the 2013-14 Darmasiswa program, he studied Javanese and Balinese Gamelan at ISI Surakarta in Central Java, and continued...
Born and raised in East Bali. Completed HS in Denpasar. Studied at Gandhigram, Berea and Marshall. Lead Lisle trips to Bali in 1999 and 2000. Lived in Richmond since 2004. Is in the process of building another home and guest house in Budakeling.