School (流): Ikuta-ryū
Ha/Kai (流派/会): Todo-Ongakukai
Employment: Music teacher, Fortuna High School
Work Address: 379 Twelfth Street, Fortuna, CA 95540
Work Phone: (707) 725-4461 x 3087
Do you teach? Yes
Do you perform? Yes
Sarah McClimon earned an MA in ethnomusicology from the University of Hawaii in 2006. The title of her thesis was The Relationship of Poetry and Music in Kyoto-style Tegotomono: A Melopoetic Analysis of Japanese Traditional Song. She has studied with Masateru Ando, Tamaki Ando, Monami Shishikura, and Tatsumi Hamanaka. She has a license from Ikuta-ryū Todo Ongaku-kai.
McClimon studied at Tokyo University of the Arts in the departments of Traditional Japanese Music and Musicology with scholarships from the Ministry of Education (2004-06) and the Japan Foundation (2009-2010).
She has performed in Japan, Hawaii, and California. In 2011 she earned her PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Hawaii. She has recently been performing Asian-American musical fusion with tabla artist Rahman Abdur as Silk Road Junction 101.