born: Suho-Oshima, the Inland Sea, Japan.
immigrated to the U.S. at the age of eight.
Bachelors of Music: University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Masters of Music: Manhattan School of Music, New York, N.Y.
Doctor of Philosophy: University of California, Santa Cruz
Collaborations with artists, poets, musicians, researchers, and nature are my touchstones; performing, composing, and teaching are my sources of creativity and inspiration