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TCA Member Spotlight: Marty Hilchey

Tell us you play taiko in Canada without telling us you play taiko in Canada – who else can lead a life of winter festival performances followed by cold pints and the occasional dip in a cold alpine lake? And if you're looking for podcast recommendations to take on your next hike (or laundry

TCA Member Spotlight: Cathy Tio

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat (nor humidity, apparently!) can stop Cathy Tio from finding joy in the freedom of taiko. Our long-time TCA Regional Representative in The South, Cathy is always full of surprises. Learn about her taiko journey and incredible array of interests in this week's TCA Member Spotlight!

TCA Member Spotlight: Paula Midori-Nieckar

Grab your coats – and hats, and warm socks, and mittens, and Kiribai Kairo hand warmers, and fleece leggings – because we're heading up to the "North" in North America to visit Paula Midori-Nieckar in Alberta, Canada. And if you don't have a hat, no worries; Paula wears so many "hats" in her exciting adventure called life that we're sure she has a few to spare.

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 to seeing their […]

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.