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TCA Launch: Design Thinking Workshop

The Design Thinking workshop was presented in simultaneous sessions with the Improvisation Workshop on Saturday afternoon. The purpose of the workshop was to help generate new ideas and projects that the TCA could undertake to serve the taiko community. This workshop was organized and led by

TCA has Launched!

The first activity of TCA was the Launch, an organizational meeting, held at Stanford University on August 23-25, 2013. We had an amazing meeting. Members of the taiko community were present to represent themselves as well as a community member who they interviewed. Additionally, input from over 1400 respondents to a Taiko Census informed the […]

TCA Launch: Ways to Help

As we plan the TCA Launch Meeting, we need your help. Please add your voice through the Taiko Census and consider supporting the gathering with a donation. Be Counted Thank you for completing the first-ever Taiko Census. Your input is deeply appreciated and will help shape the future of the Taiko Community Alliance. Please help […]

TCA Launch: Taiko Census 2013

  This census is closed. TCA is conducting a large-scale survey of the taiko community in preparation for the TCA Launch Meeting in August. We are calling it a “Taiko Census” because we want EVERYONE who plays taiko to answer the survey. It will only be available from July 24 to August 7, 2013, so […]

TCA Launch: Interview Subjects Sought

Sorry! We’re FULL!! We are looking for 50 volunteers from the taiko community to participate as interview subjects. The information gathered in these interviews will be used in one of the activities that will be held at the TCA Launch Meeting at Stanford, August 23-25, 2013. The purpose of this activity is to bring the […]

TCA Launch: Donors

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for their support the Taiko Community Alliance! These initial donations will be used towards meals and staffing for the launch meeting on August 23-25th, as well as administrative start-up expenses such as state and federal filing fees, website hosting, and bank charges. Susan Asai Kris Bergstrom Booming […]

TCA Launch: Summer Internship

THE 2013 APPLICATION PERIOD HAS CLOSED. TCA is seeking two interns for our new Summer Internship Program. The primary purpose of this internship will be to help prepare for and support the TCA Launch Meeting, which is being held August 23-25, 2013 at Stanford University. By assisting with the preparations for this meeting, you will […]

TCA Launch: Application

The application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2013. We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Tuesday, April 30th. The application is an online form. Please note that you will not be able to save your work during the submission process. If you would like to review […]

TCA Launch: Invitee Registration

For those who received an invitation from the NATC Advisory Council (emailed by Roy Hirabayashi), thank you for your RSVP to the TCA Launch Meeting on August 23-25, 2013. If you would like to apply to attend the TCA Launch Meeting, please proceed to TCA Launch: Application. If you are planning to attend the meeting, […]

TCA Launch: Introducing TCA

Dear Taiko Community: We are pleased to announce the formation of the Taiko Community Alliance (TCA), a new organization that will serve as a resource for the taiko community. As many of you know, last year the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) made a decision to delay the 2013 North American Taiko Conference […]