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