Globalization is a reality. It is one of the consequences .of globalization that there has been a cultural transformation which, in turn, forms a multicultural society. Entering the global world with no cultural identity, one would only get lost among the powerful cultures. This writing is an attempt to explain the importance of . teaching and learning the musical ensemble as an effort, among others, to prepare students for their entrance into the multicultural society. This writing tries to describe some phenomena and consequences of globalization. Based on some literature, the writer tries to explain some of the competencies necessary for an individual to live in the global world. Education as the basis for shaping personality can prepare students for that; so one of the efforts is providing ensemble music lessons. A musical ensemble has similarities with a multicultural society in terms of their condition and demand. Both demand individual and cooperative skills. Besides, both of them are also supported by individuals with different roles'and responsibilities

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