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Drummer’s Circle Supports Livestream

Thanks to the generosity of our Drummer’s Circle we met the $5,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge from kaDON/Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten! In total $10,000 was raised. The additional funds supported livestream access to the Taiko Ten concert and the Opening and Closing Sessions for NATC 2019.

Taiko Voices Journal: The Spirit

This is the third in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. MARCH: The Spirit The third gathering was only a few weeks after the Pioneer Jam and the energy was humming. Did I mention there was a jam? Of course not. Because, if there […]

Taiko Voices Journal: The Pioneers

  Photographs by Lisa Duncan Photography. This is the second in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. FEBRUARY: The Pioneers The memorandum of understanding for the Taiko Voices project included an inspiration session to aid in the creation of the piece. A day was selected […]

Taiko Voices Journal: The Introduction

Photograph by Lisa Duncan Photography.   This is the first in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA that earned a highly competitive Creative Work Fund grant  in October of last year. JANUARY: The Introduction Taiko Voices was conceived by San Jose Taiko (SJT) General Manager and

“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 team, Franco Imperial of San Jose Taiko, Kate Meigneux of Kinnara,

2019 Mini-Grants Awarded

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 North American taiko. From honoring group history in Eugene and New York City, to making taiko […]

Taikothon 2018: Taiko Story – To 50 Years and Beyond!

The link to Taikothon 2018 is here: Taiko Story – To 50 Years and Beyond! At Taikothon 2018 we asked the community to tell us your Taiko Story: What has the last 50 years of taiko brought you and how do you see it moving forward? How have you been incorporating innovative practice or composition […]

Generous Grant Recognizes the Power of Taiko Voices

The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds. The Creative

Taiko Voices Seeks Project Coordinator

This position closed on November 15, 2018. Job Title: Taiko Voices: Song Commission Coordinator Employer: Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) The Project: Song Commission Project The 2016 Taiko Census revealed enormous demand in the taiko community for excellent open source pieces and resources to learn them. This project honors the legacy, generosity, and hard work of Taiko

Workshop Proposals for NATC 19

TCA is putting out a call for taiko instructors to submit Workshop Proposals for the 2019 North American Taiko Conference. With the success of the 2017 North American Taiko Conference in San Diego, we are looking forward to again presenting a broad range of artistic development workshops taught by a diverse community of instructors. We continue […]