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“Taiko Voices” Coordinator Announced


TCA is pleased to announce that Heidi Varian has accepted the position of Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission efforts that earned a highly competitive Creative Work Fund grant  in October of last year. Heidi will be working closely with the Taiko Voices collaborating

Posted in 50th Anniversary, General News

TCA Board Members attend CAC Partner & Networks Meeting


In December, TCA Board Members Akemi Imai and Derek Oye traveled to Sacramento to attend the California Arts Council (CAC) Partner & Networks Grantee Meeting. In a positive sign for the arts in California, it was the first time in 16 years that CAC was

Posted in General News

2019 Mini-Grants Awarded

2017 TCA Mini Grants (1)

With an on-going commitment to empower people to pursue and advance taiko, TCA rolled out its most generous mini-grant program to date. Over $10,000 is being awarded to six projects that reflect the inspiring diversity of geography, group philosophy, and membership of

Posted in General News, Mini Grants

Mini Grant Report: Simpson Taiko Builds Two Drums from One Barrel


A few years ago, in an effort to play on more drums and fewer buckets, Marc, from newly formed Simpson Taiko, in Arvada, Colorado, started experimenting with ways to make good-sounding drums more easily and inexpensively. During a chudaiko project, he cut off the ends

Posted in General News, Mini Grants, Programs
2019 TCA Membership