Ajisatrio Anggadipati, Balancing Academic Activities in SBM Through Music

Written by Elisabeth Sirumapea (Management 2020)

Ajisatrio Anggadipati (SBM ITB  2022)  or commonly known as Aji won the Gold Prize at the 2019 Electone Fiesta Electone 2019 National Level Competition, also celebrating the 60th birthday of the electone. This competition was held by the Yamaha Indonesia Music School which is always held every year and this year was held at Yamaha Music Center Building Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 4, Jakarta (12930) on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

This competition aims to compete by playing a 5-minute song while demonstrating his ability to play electone and at the same time celebrating his 60th birthday. This competition plays the ELECTONE STAGE ELS-02C tool which consists of 3 parts 2 keyboards and 1 keyboard pedal.

This competition plays the ELECTONE STAGE ELS-02C tool which consists of 3 parts 2 keyboards and 1 keyboard pedal. Participants who are advance to the national level are the result of selection from the provincial level.

There are 4 Age Categories included:

  • Junior A max age of 8 years (9 participants)
  • Junior B max age 14 years (12 participants)
  • Junior C max age 14 years (18 participants)
  • Senior age min 15 years (12 participants including Aji), and
  • Ensemble (5 groups each consisting of 6 participants).

Total participants were 51 participants and 5 ensemble groups. The duration of the song being played is 5 minutes.

When he was met by ITB reporter, Aji told that the reason for joining this competition because he wanted to measure his ability to play electone and mentally train to play songs in front of a large audience. “Actually, the other goal is to get a gold medal, last year I got the National Electone Fiesta 2018 silver medal,” he added.

Winning categories are divided into 6 from each category

  • Gold Prize
  • Silver Prize
  • Bronze Prize
  • Champion of Hope 1
  • Champion of Hope 2
  • Runner-up 3

“I got a gold prize or first place in the senior category and also got the National Electone Fiesta 2019 Best Electone player award,” said Aji.

Aji said that he felt happy and grateful for achieving his goal of getting the National Electone Fiesta 2019 Senior Gold Prize category and apparently did not expect to also be awarded the Best Electone player award. “Of course I am also happy to be able to boast about my parents and to be proud of ITB, even though I also just entered as a new student at the 2022 SBM faculty,” he added.

By joining this competition, Aji learned to be smart at sharing lecture schedules with electone playing exercises. Because he said that one of the struggles experienced during this competition was to divide the time for practice and stage fright. “Concerning stage fright can not be avoided every time you perform, but the key to overcoming it is to change your mindset, don’t think of it as a competition, just think of it as a practice, the purpose of a concert on this stage to entertain people and find peace before performing. “He said.

Aji hopes that he can continue to provide the best business in the academic and non-academic fields for ITB. “I also hope that this beloved campus, ITB, always gives full support to all ITB students who excel in academics and non-academics.”