In the blink of an eye, NATC 2017 is now a memory. It was a whirlwind of an adventure planning such a momentous occasion—a celebration of the 20 years of NATC. I was met with familiar and unfamiliar circumstances coming back to work on NATC. Taiko has changed and evolved over the past 20 years, Read More
Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!
Thank you so much for an amazing North American Taiko Conference! Over the last few weeks, our NATC staff and volunteers have posted photos and videos from the conference! Click on the links below to take a look back at NATC 2017. FLICKR PHOTOS TCA YOUTUBE CHANNEL Revisit all the memories from NATC by checking Read More
The Secret Sauce: The NATC Workshop Assignment Algorithm
How does a Conference Coordinator make more than 1600 workshop assignments, placing 400 participants into 56 workshops and 10 discussion sessions spread over 5 time slots? AND ensure optimal happiness?? If you’re Terry Nguyen, you call on the TCA Tech Committee who, in turn, serendipitously find Josh Yoon (Stanford Taiko, 2013-17). Josh blended his passion Read More
Collegiate Taiko NATC Scholarship Recipients
With the generosity of our donors, TCA was able to sponsor 4 collegiate students to attend NATC as a participant. Our hope is that attending NATC will help the collegiate students learn more about taiko and the greater taiko community. These 4 students showed interest in NATC and ability to take what they learn at Read More
Announcing the NATC Matsuri Crashers’ Battle!
We are pleased to announce the 2017 NATC will host Kris Bergstrom and friends to guide us through a Matsuri Crashers Battle, Saturday night after Taiko Jam! DATE: Saturday, August 12 TIME: After Taiko Jam LOCATION: Atkinson Hall, UCSD DESCRIPTION: From Kris… “This Battle will be structured a bit differently, beginning with an explanation of Read More
Drummers’ Circle 2017: A Creative Community
Throughout the month of June, our fundraising committee has been busy with a crowdfunding campaign for this year’s Drummers’ Circle. The month long campaign has raised over $38,000 to date, approximately 70% of the $54,000 goal. Eighteen fundraisers across 10 teams have stepped up for some friendly fundraising competition. We are truly humbled by all Read More
Here Come the Sponsors!
TCA is pleased to announce our sponsors for the 2017 North American Taiko Conference! These generous individuals and organizations have pledged their support for making this year’s conference a success. In the spirit of competition, our sponsors have thrown their support behind their favorite team in the Drummer’s Circle Challenge! We have added their contributions to our Read More
June 15 Launches: Single Day and Volunteer Registration!
Today, there are two more ways to get involved with NATC this year SINGLE DAY REGISTRATION Are you on the fence about coming to NATC, but you don’t want to attend both days? Maybe you want to close out the work week strong, and can only attend on Saturday. OR, maybe you have a prior Read More
20 Years to NATC Timeline: Taiko Mapping and Census
Taiko is a special art form, not only because it’s unmistakably loud and vibrant, but also because it’s created by groups of people working together who depend largely on oral tradition to share the art form. Taiko practitioners may have known this for years, but the Taiko Mapping Project allowed the larger community to Read More