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2021 TCA Grants Awarded

Congratulations to our 2021 TCA Grants recipients! Since 2016, TCA has dedicated increasing amounts of funds to the Grant Program, culminating this year in $20,000 to fund grants that support projects in 2021-2022.

Introducing: TCA Regional Meet-ups!

Join us throughout the month of May as we gather within our local taiko communities to share the needs/wants of taiko folx in your area, hear about the current inner workings of TCA directly from TCA Staff, and have sharing favorite exercises, skills drills, or stories.

The Taiko Network – How Our Community is Connected

Have you ever thought about how we are all connected in the taiko community? As promised, Taiko Census team member Josh Yoon utilized data collected from our 2020 Taiko Census and generated our first-ever Taiko Social Network – a visual representation of the ties we share as taiko players in an ever-growing community.

Why Leadership?

Beginning in March of 2021 and extending through October, San Jose Taiko Co-Founder Roy Hirabayashi and TCA Board Chair Derek Oye will be leading TCA's first-ever leadership course, combining their shared experiences and those of many respected taiko leaders in our community who will serve as guest speakers to examine leadership styles and challenges we face as leaders to

What is leadership?

Beginning in March of 2021 and extending through October, San Jose Taiko Co-Founder Roy Hirabayashi and TCA Board Chair Derek Oye will be leading TCA's first-ever leadership course, combining their shared experiences and those of many respected taiko leaders in our community who will serve as guest speakers to examine leadership styles and challenges we face as leaders to

TCA Emergency Relief Fund

The TCA Emergency Relief Fund was created to provide emergency financial support for taiko professionals. It has become evident that the impact of the pandemic will last much longer than originally predicted and the need for these funds persists. To that end, we will be accepting applications toward a second round of awards from this fund over the next few weeks from June

The Obon Music Project

In support of a growing number of virtual Bon Odori entering the summer 2020 festival scene, several artists in the taiko community have graciously granted permission to compositions, performances, and recordings to be freely available for Obon festivals, whether they are virtual or in-person. If you are planning an Obon festival in the future, please feel free to use any

ZOOM: A How-to Guide

Join Elise Fujimoto and Sarah Gilbert on a beginner's tour of Zoom video conference software. Watch the webinar recording, view the presentation slides, and access our tailored list of Zoom's own quick-reference training tutorials.