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Join TCA’s Board of Directors

Are you a passionate taiko player or taiko appreciator? Do you strive to be a leader and change-maker in your community? Do you have ideas and a vision to shape the future of the taiko community? Consider applying for a position on TCA’s Board of Directors! TCA’s Board accepts applications

Eugene Taiko: Celebrating 30 Years

This is a report submitted by Randy Nishimura of Eugene Taiko, recipients of a 2019 TCA Mini-Grant. Eugene Taiko’s 30th anniversary was cause for reflection and an opportunity for the current members of the ensemble to recognize the group’s founders. The group had not observed earlier milestones, so honoring its notable history was long overdue....

2019 Year In Review

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and taiko-filled new year ahead. Here's a look back on what we accomplished in 2019 (with a few teasers about what's in store for 2020). Thank you, taiko community! We're looking forward to another year of working together to empower the people and advance the art of taiko. See you next year!

2020 TCA Grants Awarded

Our largest Grant Program to date (mini no more!), we are excited to announce the award of $15,000 shared between five unique projects and programs in the North American taiko community. Read below to learn more about each of our 2020 grantees and be sure to mark your calendars if you are able to attend or support any of these upcoming events!

A Brand New Look

Welcome to our new website! Earlier this Fall, TCA commissioned Qris Yamashita of Kinnara Taiko to create our new visual identity. You may be familiar with her work, as she has designed all of the NATC materials since 1997. Learn more about Qris and her creative process.

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...

East Coast Taiko Conference 2019

This is a report submitted by Andrew Kihara on behalf of Yamatai Taiko, Cornell University, hosts of ECTC 2019. Yamatai Taiko was the recipient of a 2019 TCA Mini-Grant. The East Coast Taiko Conference (ECTC) 2019 was held on February 22-24 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The conference included over 270 people present,...

Collegiate Players Celebrate 25th ITI

This is a report submitted by Amberlin Chen, Michelle Li, and Thi Nguyen of Stanford Taiko, hosts of NATC 2019. Stanford Taiko was a recipient of a 2019 TCA Mini-Grant. This year’s Memorial Day Weekend on Stanford’s campus was special. Together with hundreds of collegiate and professional taiko players, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of...

Taikothon 2019

Check out the Livestream archive for Taikothon 2019 here: Taiko Vision – Dream Out Loud! With an invitation to Dream Out Loud!, Taikothon 2019 revealed our community’s Taiko Visions. TCA expanded its Taiko Vision by moving Taikothon — for the first time ever! — to the East Coast. Thanks to host group, Soh Daiko in...

Tech Team Hackathon

The TCA Tech Team held its first ever Hackathon September 26-30. Gathering from New York, Washington DC, and Hawai’i the Tech Team made their home in a huge house near the heart of  San Jose Japantown. Tech team members, Abena Oteng-Agipong, Elise Fujimoto, Josh Yoon, Linda Uyechi, Paul Sakamoto, Peter Spangler, Sarah Gilbert and Sue...