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TCA Launch


The Taiko Community Alliance held its inaugural gathering August 23-25, 2013 at the Stanford University Music Department. Participants at this meeting helped shape the core values, guiding principles, governance structure and initial activities of the TCA.


The TCA Launch Meeting was designed so that representative voices from throughout the taiko community could be heard. Half of the seats for this event were filled by recognized leaders in the taiko community (as identified by members of the NATC Advisory Council), while the other half were filled through an open application process. In addition to those attending in person, TCA allowed others throughout the community to provide input through an interview activity.  Meeting participants were matched with non-participants and conducted one-on-one interviews that provided additional insights and viewpoints that could be brought into the meeting. Prior to the event, TCA also launched the “Taiko Census” which generated almost 1,400 responses. The results of the census were used to provide additional insights for meeting participants during the core values and guiding principles discussion.

Click here to view the full list of meeting participants.


The general schedule for the Launch Meeting was as follows. Please click on the links provided to read more about the content of each session.

Friday, August 23

Saturday, August 24

Sunday, August 25