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ITS 2022 Hosted by Kyodo Taiko

TCA is excited to share our support of this year's Intercollegiate Taiko Social (ITS), to be hosted at UCLA by Kyodo Taiko on May 7, 2022. This day-long gathering will feature activities that bring together current taiko players from collegiate groups throughout the West Coast and culminate in

Farewell Letter from TCA Operations Manager, Sarah Gilbert

In the same year that TCA was founded, I joined Taiko Tides and was introduced to taiko for the first time. It is overwhelming to reflect on how drastically the course of my life has since changed thanks to this community and to the mentors, colleagues, and friends who have shaped my nearly 6 years with the Taiko Community Alliance. There are no words to express how

Taiko Programs That Pay

Taiko Programs That Pay A panel discussion on financial stability in community taiko groups – presented live on March 5, 2022. Moderated by Sascha Molina. THE PANELISTS: EILEEN MORGAN JENNIFER WEIR KAREN FALKENSTROM MARK H Eileen MorganArtistic and Executive Director, Fushicho Daiko DojoEileen started her Taiko career as co-teacher of a Taiko program at Phoenix...

Why leadership?

In our last article, Roy Hirabayashi provided a definition of leadership for us to consider. In this space, I would like to explore why leadership is important.

Meet TCA’s Newest Board Members in 2021!

With the close of another year, we are bidding a very bittersweet farewell to three incredible pillars of experience and wisdom on the TCA Board of Directors – Derek Oye, Rome Hamner, and Margaret McKenty – who all concluded their terms last month. At the same time, we are proud to introduce three new members to the Board and ask that you please join us in welcoming Wanda

A Letter from Kristina McGaha

Hello Taiko Fam! The last eighteen months have been a trip – and I am still so honored and humbled to be part of this amazing community. Who would have believed that TCA could go from grassroots to staffed in less than a decade AND continue to persevere through the pandemic!? Well actually, I could...