Although Koreka Taiko is new to Young Audiences' roster this year, chances are that if you've seen taiko on a stage or at a school near Portland, you've witnessed Co-Directors Michelle Fujii & Toru Watanabe in action. As the education wing of UNIT SOUZOU, Korekara Taiko brings the art of and energy of taiko to schools and students across Oregon. Want to try your hand at–or shall we say on–the drums? Join Korekara Taiko during one of their weekly drop-in classes. More in the mood to watch? Catch UNIT SOUZOU on Sunday, January 25 for Mochitsuki, the 18th Annual Japanese American New ”…
Who We Are
Arts and Education programming is the heart of Young Audiences’ service to the community, bringing artists and teachers together to ensure the arts are an integral part of our children’s educational experience.
Students actively participate in music, drama, visual arts, dance and literary arts through Residencies, Performances, Workshops and Family Arts Nights.
These programs celebrate, teach and open worlds of expression, helping students cultivate essential knowledge and skills necessary for success in the 21st century— imagination, creativity, self-direction, flexibility and appreciation of diversity and teamwork.