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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

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

Collegiate Taiko Leadership Discussion Series

Registration is currently closed.Please contact the representatives listed below with questions.Follow this event on Facebook for the most up-to-date news. Calling all current and aspiring collegiate taiko leaders! Join us for our 3-week collegiate taiko leadership discussion series. This virtual space will be for directors, coordinators, and other collegiate taiko leaders

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

Streaming Services: A Webinar by TCA

https://youtu.be/_Il5M_bGUcw Live Webinar hosted on April 8, 2020 Facilitated by: Elise Fujimoto Presentations by: Michelle Fujii, Sarah Gilbert, Yuri Kanamaru, ManMan Mui, Amy Naylor, Derek Oye, Ben Pachter, Paul Sakamoto Arts organizations have been deeply affected by the Shelter in Place policies of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In response to this, we convened a group

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.

Taiko & COVID-19: A Webinar

The Taiko Community Alliance and Women and Taiko invite you to join us (digitally) on Wednesday, March 18 for a webinar on Taiko & COVID-19: Sharing Experiences and Information from the Taiko Community. With a rapidly evolving international response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, countries around the world are taking steps to slow the spread. This is a time to

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 […]

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!