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Meet Our 2020 New Board Members

TCA is proud to introduce three new members to the Board of Directors in Fall 2020. Please join us in welcoming Jason Seymore, Joe Small, and Kate Meigneux. These additions help to round out a full capacity board for the coming year. We are excited to begin our work together, and look forward

Q&A with TCA

You asked, we’ve answered! Here’s what you wanted to know about our (3) new staff positions. Remember, applications are due Sunday, March 15. If you have any additional questions, please email derek@taikocommunityalliance as soon as possible. Still deciding on which role might be best for you? Click Here to Review Job Descriptions and How to […]

We’re Hiring!

Want to contribute your knowledge and skills to further the taiko community? The Taiko Community Alliance is excited to announce three new job opportunities: (1) Business Manager, (2) Program Manager, and (3) Development Manager. We're looking for passionate, driven professionals to join our team of dedicated taiko enthusiasts with a mission to empower the people and

Eugene Taiko: Celebrating 30 Years

This is a report submitted by Randy Nishimura of Eugene Taiko, recipients of a 2019 TCA Mini-Grant. Eugene Taiko’s 30th anniversary was cause for reflection and an opportunity for the current members of the ensemble to recognize the group’s founders. The group had not observed earlier milestones, so honoring its notable history was long overdue. […]

2019 Year In Review

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and taiko-filled new year ahead. Here's a look back on what we accomplished in 2019 (with a few teasers about what's in store for 2020). Thank you, taiko community! We're looking forward to another year of working together to empower the people and advance the art of taiko. See you next year!

2020 TCA Grants Awarded

Our largest Grant Program to date (mini no more!), we are excited to announce the award of $15,000 shared between five unique projects and programs in the North American taiko community. Read below to learn more about each of our 2020 grantees and be sure to mark your calendars if you are able to attend or support any of these upcoming events!

A Brand New Look

Welcome to our new website! Earlier this Fall, TCA commissioned Qris Yamashita of Kinnara Taiko to create our new visual identity. You may be familiar with her work, as she has designed all of the NATC materials since 1997. Learn more about Qris and her creative process.

Collegiate Players Celebrate 25th ITI

This is a report submitted by Amberlin Chen, Michelle Li, and Thi Nguyen of Stanford Taiko, hosts of NATC 2019. Stanford Taiko was a recipient of a 2019 TCA Mini-Grant. This year’s Memorial Day Weekend on Stanford’s campus was special. Together with hundreds of collegiate and professional taiko players, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of […]

Taiko Voices Journal: In Gratitude

This is the fifth in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. Taiko Voices Journal: In Gratitude Made in America: Taiko Voices would like to thank the New Generation Nikkei Fund (supported by the Tides Foundation) for a grant to support this […]

Taikothon 2019

Check out the Livestream archive for Taikothon 2019 here: Taiko Vision – Dream Out Loud! With an invitation to Dream Out Loud!, Taikothon 2019 revealed our community’s Taiko Visions. TCA expanded its Taiko Vision by moving Taikothon — for the first time ever! — to the East Coast. Thanks to host group, Soh Daiko in […]