JAID - Japan Artists Information Directory

Sarah McClimon

Instrument/Discipline: Koto
School (流): Ikuta-ryū
Ha/Kai (流派/会): Todo-Ongakukai 

Home Address: 688 Summer Street Apt. 3, Fortuna, CA 95540

Employment: Music teacher, Fortuna High School
Work Address: 379 Twelfth Street, Fortuna, CA 95540
Work Phone: 707-845-0166 ext 3087
Email 1: smcclimon@fuhsdistrict.org
Email 2: silkroadjunction@gmail.com 
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/silkroadjunction101/ 

Do you teach? Yes                               

Do you perform? Yes

Additional information:

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.