Audition Process 

San Jose Taiko is a world-renowned arts company that performs across North America and the globe, sharing the dynamic art form of taiko drumming. We are looking for talent to join our training program, which feeds into our professional company.  San Jose Taiko's performance style is a fusion of athleticism, musicianship, dance, and martial arts. Ideal candidates are experienced in at least one of these disciplines. Interested in challenging yourself and becoming a part of our cultural arts community?

The Audition Process is split up into three phases that are about three months each. At the end of each phase, there is an evaluation to see if the candidate is qualified to move to the next phase.  Candidates who make it through all three phases will be invited to become an SJT apprentice. Apprenticeship lasts approximately one year.

2020 Audition Process Dates:

Phase 1: January 8 - March 25 - Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30PM

Phase 2: April 1- July 15 - Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30PM and Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30PM

Phase 3: July 22 - October 14 - Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30PM, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30PM and Thursdays 7:00-9:30PM

Audition process fees:

Phase 1: $300

Phase 2: $200

Phase 3: $200


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