Inaugural Advisory Council

TCA’s inaugural Advisory Council was introduced at NATC 2019 by Derek Oye. This group of foundational members of the taiko community were selected to serve for at least 2 years to advise the existing Board of Directors. This group of individuals have been chosen from across the country for their deep historical engagement with TCA and NATC to help the board retain institutional memory and credibility from the community’s core. Each member of the new Council is a TCA member who is passionate about the organization, its mission, purposes, goals, policies, and programs, and promises to bring their valuable perspective of the art form and its practitioners to the TCA Board.

The inaugural TCA Advisory Council members are:

Kenny EndoKenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, Taiko Center of the Pacific
PJ HirabayashiTaikoPeace, San Jose Taiko Artistic Director Emeritus, NEA National Heritage Fellow
Roy HirabayashiCo-Founder San Jose Taiko, San Jose Taiko Executive Director Emeritus, NEA National Heritage Fellow
Shoji KamedaOn Ensemble, kaDON
Yuta KatoLos Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI)
Rev. Ron MiyamuraMidwest Buddhist Temple
Johnny MoriKinnara Taiko, Japanese Festival Sounds
Alan OkadaSoh Daiko Chair Emeritus
Steve SanoStanford University Department of Music
Stan ShikumaSeattle Kokon Taiko, Kaze Daiko
Iris Shiraishiensemble-MA
Tiffany TamaribuchiSacramento Taiko Dan, JO Daiko, Tozai Wadaiko 
Karen YoungThe Genki Spark