TCA Membership


Join or RenewThe strength of the taiko community is reflected in this year’s celebration of 50 years of taiko in North America and beyond! Since 1968 taiko, an art form rooted in Japan, has blossomed into hundreds of groups outside of Japan. You can be part of an organization dedicated to ensuring that taiko continues to thrive.

Your TCA membership connects you with a taiko community that circles the globe.
Your TCA membership ensures that TCA has the resources it needs to meet our mission: Empower the people and advance the art of taiko.
Along with others, your TCA membership reflects a group of people intent on building community through the special art of taiko.

Join TCA now. Launch taiko into its next 50 years!

Member Benefits

The Tangible

Join TCA and enjoy these benefits:

  • Early access to registration* and discounted registration for NATC19 in Portland, Oregon
  • Discounts on TCA-sponsored events
  • TCA Partner Program discounts

The Intangible

Join TCA and join others in reaping personal satisfaction, perhaps the greatest benefit of TCA Membership!

Membership Dates

2019 memberships last through December 31, 2019.

2020 memberships will be available in Fall 2019.

* PLEASE NOTE: In order to register for NATC 2019 in Portland during the members-only period, 2019 memberships must have been purchased by December 31, 2018.


Student$1050th Anniversary Special Rate
Lifetime$1000One-time payment

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"The Taiko Community Alliance provides a voice, a meeting place, and a wealth of knowledge for the broad range of community-based taiko groups and individuals.  Through its programs, it demonstrates its commitment to both cultural preservation and building the future of the artform." -- Alan Okada
“Through NATC, through the mini-grant program, through capacity-building work, TCA empowers an international community that makes the life-changing experience of playing taiko accessible to hundreds of thousands of people. I’m part of TCA because I believe passionately in this mission.” -- Rome Hamner
“I can think of no other parallel example to TCA in terms of the high-quality programs and resources it provides to the taiko community based on the simple ideal of empowering the people and advancing the art of taiko.”-- Akemi Imai