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TCA Board Advances During 2019 Retreat

Gathering in Portland this year, the TCA board retreat and annual meeting spanned two days: one day before the start of NATC 2019 and the day after the conference closed. The board filled the days with a packed agenda. Alan and Wisa, longest standing members of TCA on the board, recapped the

Meet Our 2019 New Board Members

  TCA is proud to introduce five new members to the Board of Directors in Fall 2019.  Please join us in welcoming Ben Pachter (starting September 2019), Carley Okamura, Danny Hayman, Kelly Kuwabara, and Paul Sakamoto to the board. They collectively bring over 60 years of taiko, non-profit administration, and community organizing experience from their diverse

Join TCA’s Board of Directors

APPLICATIONS for 2020 WILL BE AVAILABLE in SPRING 2020 Are you a passionate taiko player or taiko appreciator?  Are you striving to be a leader and a catalyst for change in your community? Do you have ideas and a vision to shape the future of the taiko community?  Apply for a position on TCA’s Board of Directors! […]

TCA to Receive $30,000 NEA Grant

  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to TCA to support the North American Taiko Conference, August 9-11, 2019 […]

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 able to organize a meeting for this group of grantees. So for many, it was a new […]

‘Tis the Season for Taiko!

Greet the New Year with TCA’s first ever Holiday Voucher for NATC 2019!  Available for purchase until December 31st, 2018* As we close out the old year and ring in the new, TCA is looking forward to hosting NATC 2019 at Portland State University. We’ll be in Portland, Oregon, August 9-11, 2019, and can’t wait to welcome […]

50 and Beyond: Thank You!

Thank You to all who have donated $50 or more in recognition of 50 years of taiko in North America and beyond! Carolyn Adler (Honolulu, HI) Keith Arakaki (Kapaa, HI) Kristin Block (San Jose, CA) Michiko Buchanan (Fridley, MN) Sasen Cain (San Diego, CA) Rina Chang (Saratoga, CA) Jen Chiappardi (Merion Station, PA) Yurika Chiba […]

Announcing the 2019 NATC Coordinator

  TCA is excited to announce Terry Nguyen as our 2019 North American Taiko Conference coordinator. Terry brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, having most recently planned the 2017 NATC in San Diego, and having previously served as Assistant Coordinator for NATC 2009 and intern in 2007. Terry is excited to […]

TCA 100 Club 2019

Thank You to the taiko groups who have joined the 100 Club: 100% of their members are 2019 TCA members! If you believe that your logo belongs here, please send your group roster and the name and email address for a group contact person to: membership@taikocommunityalliance.org