Director, Performance Lab in Indonesian Gamelan
M.A., San Francisco State University
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Jody Diamond is a composer, scholar, teacher, performer, and publisher who has been involved in Indonesian arts since 1970. She is an internationally recognized expert on Indonesian music, and has received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Fellowship and two National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars. She has taught courses in the music of Asia and Indonesia at universities in the U.S. and Australia, and her compositions for gamelan, voice and other instruments have been performed internationally. Ms. Diamond is a Senior Lecturer in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and director of the Gamelan Performance Lab at Dartmouth College, Director of the American Gamelan Institute, and an Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University, where she is initiating a new program in gamelan and composition with Gamelan Si Betty, built by Lou Harrison and William Colvig.
Last Updated: 8/3/11