my history

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

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