The community gamelan ensemble is currently directed by Mindy Johnston. Mindy started studying Javanese gamelan in 1993 with Ki Midiyanto at Lewis & Clark College. Mindy was awarded the Dharmasiswa scholarship in 1998-99 and 2004-05 to study traditional Javanese music at Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), the arts university in Solo, Java. From 2004-2007, she studied and performed gamelan music with some of the most renowned Javanese gamelan musicians alive today. In 2010, she received a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution at Portland State University, with a focus on music and activism. Besides leading the community group, Mindy is currently starting a children’s group and is organizing a workshop for inmates at Oregon State Correctional Institute.