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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

Drummer’s Circle Supports Livestream

Thanks to the generosity of our Drummer’s Circle we met the $5,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge from kaDON/Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten! In total $10,000 was raised. The additional funds supported livestream access to the Taiko Ten concert and the Opening and Closing Sessions for NATC 2019. This provided unprecedented access to a sold out conference. Thanks to the […]

TCA to Receive $30,000 NEA Grant

  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to TCA to support the North American Taiko Conference, August 9-11, 2019 […]

‘Tis the Season for Taiko!

Greet the New Year with TCA’s first ever Holiday Voucher for NATC 2019!  Available for purchase until December 31st, 2018* As we close out the old year and ring in the new, TCA is looking forward to hosting NATC 2019 at Portland State University. We’ll be in Portland, Oregon, August 9-11, 2019, and can’t wait to welcome […]

Announcing the 2019 NATC Coordinator

  TCA is excited to announce Terry Nguyen as our 2019 North American Taiko Conference coordinator. Terry brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, having most recently planned the 2017 NATC in San Diego, and having previously served as Assistant Coordinator for NATC 2009 and intern in 2007. Terry is excited to […]

Workshop Proposals for NATC 19

TCA is putting out a call for taiko instructors to submit Workshop Proposals for the 2019 North American Taiko Conference. With the success of the 2017 North American Taiko Conference in San Diego, we are looking forward to again presenting a broad range of artistic development workshops taught by a diverse community of instructors. We continue […]

TCA JUNE 2018 UPDATE

Help TCA kick off the summer season with a video update on Youtube and Facebook on SATURDAY JUNE 16th. Join TCA Board Chair Derek Oye as he lets everyone know what the latest goings on are with TCA.  We will be featuring some insights about NATC 2019 and we’ll check in with a few project chairs for […]

NATC 2019 Coordinator Job Description

The application period is now closed. Job Title: Conference Coordinator 2019 North American Taiko Conference Employer: Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) The North American Taiko Conference (NATC) is a biennial gathering, formerly sponsored by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) from 1997-2011, and since then sponsored by the Taiko Community Alliance

2017 Year End Lookback

2017 was a huge year for TCA.  Check out the list below for a lookback at some of this year’s highlights!  Any way you slice it, 2017 was a whirlwind of excitement, and we cannot thank you enough for being part of our community. NORTH AMERICAN TAIKO CONFERENCE During the weekend of August 10-13, TCA […]

NATC 2017 Evaluation

The North American Taiko Conference (NATC) 2017 attracted more than 700 participants from eight countries. Taiko Community Alliance endeavoured to capture and honor the experiences of those who took part while learning valuable lessons for the next iteration of the conference. NATC 2017 was therefore evaluated slightly differently in comparison to past conferences, and the