JAID Events Archive

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JAID Aki Matsuri Announcement

JAID Aki Matsuri Workshop

JAID Aki Matsuri Showcase and Reception


JAID Aki Matsuri Announcement

FCCEAS is pleased to announce Aki Matsuri, the official launch of this website, the JAID (Japan Artists Information Directory) database of information about performers and teachers of traditional Japanese performing arts based in the United States.  




JAID Aki Matsuri Educator Workshop

Free to K-16 educators. Non-educators accepted on a space-available basis. 

Oct. 13, 9:00 am to 3:15 pm, 
Japanese Aesthetics of Sound and Movement

Amherst College. 

Schedule for workshop: Japanese Aesthetics of Sound and Movement

Oct. 13, 2012, Arms Music Center, Amherst College, Room 212

8:30-9:00 Registration 

9:00-9:15 Welcome and opening remarks, Anne Prescott, FCCEAS 

9:15-10:15 Ko-utaYuko Eguchi, Pittsburgh, PA 

10:30-11:30 ShakuhachiMary Ellen Miller, Belchertown, MA 

11:30-12:30 MinyoMolly Adkins Jeon, Bloomington, IN 

12:30-1:00 Lunch 

1:00-2:00 Tea CeremonyYuko Eguchi 

2:00-3:00 KotoAnne Prescott 

3:00-3:15 Wrap-up and Evaluation 


JAID Aki Matsuri Showcase and Reception 

Oct. 19,2012, 4:00-6:00 pm

Neilson Library Browsing Room, Smith College
Free and open to the public

We hope you will join us for this pre-concert event where information, photos, and recordings from JAID artists will be on display. Please continue to check this page for updates on artists who will have their work represented at the reception.

These JAID artists will be represented at this event:

Tatsu Aoki
Elizabeth Bennett
Burlington Taiko
Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble
Columbia Hōgaku Instrumental Ensemble
Olga Ehrlich 
Sachiyo Ito
Yoko Reikano Kimura
Korabo Taiko
Chris Molina
Anne Prescott
Martin Regan

James Nyoraku Schlefer
Tomoko Sugawara
Tampa Taiko
Esther E. Vandecar
Jeff Wichmann


JAID Aki Matsuri Concert 

Oct. 19, 2012, 7:00 pm, Masayo Ishigure, koto, with James Schlefer, shakuhachi
Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Smith College
Free and open to the public

Featuring JAID artists Masayo Ishigure, koto and James Schlefer, shakuhachi. They will be joined by Claudia Clark Erland and Charles Wei-Ting Tang, both playing koto. The program includes music by Matsuura Kengyô, James Nyoraku Schlefer, Sawai Tadao, and Sawai Hikaru.