taiko drumming

Taiko - Japanese Drumming Ensemble

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of TAIKO, the Japanese style of drumming. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of KUMIDAIKO (ensemble drumming).

Students will study the basic form and technique for this style of drumming as well as the philosophies behind it and the cultural context (focusing on diasporic contexts, especially Asian America), via course readings, audiovisual materials, and the students' experience of the technique in an eight-page journal to be turned in immediately after the final recital at the end of the semester. The course is highly hands-on; students will undergo physical training and should expect a workout at every class.

 

Audition Information
Monday, September 6, 2021
World Music Hall

 

MUSC 416 - Beginning Taiko Auditions   1:00-3:00 pm

Admission by audition. Please attend the first class to audition.

Note: Wear comfortable clothes for easy movement.  Shoes are not worn on the floor so bring something else to wear on your feet if you do not want to go barefoot.

 

MUSC 418 - Advanced Taiko Auditions  3:30-5:30pm

Admission by audition. Please attend the first class to audition.

Note: Wear comfortable clothes for easy movement.  Shoes are not worn on the floor so bring something else to wear on your feet if you do not want to go barefoot.

Click here to visit WesMaps to learn more about the course.

Click here to visit the East Asian Music website.