This is my first time here, hello everybody.
I am thinking of applying for a scholarship in Indonesia, as I am fascinated by the gamelan (karawitan) music. there is an internationally available programme called Darmasiswa that provides a possibility to study karawitan for 1 year in different schools in Indonesia.
Since I have no idea what are the pros and cons of these schools and couldn't really find any comparative information on the net, I thought I would ask on this forum.
there are four schools one can choose from:
Indonesian Art Institute of Padang Panjang (ISI Padang Panjang)
College of the Indonesian Art (STSI) Bandung
Indonesian Art Institute of Yogyakarta (ISI) Yogyakarta
Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Denpasar
I would be really grateful if anyone could advise me which of these would provide the best level of teaching. and also, which of the cities would be the most interesting to stay in.
looking forward to your advice.