About 経歴

Awards, Credentials, and Titles in Music and Education

Education and Certifications:

Teaching license, English as a Second Language, 2008, Indiana University

Teaching license, Japanese Language, 2006, Indiana University

MA, Ethnomusicology, 1999, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan

  • Scholarship for International Students, 1997-99, Japanese Ministry of Education
  • Wrote thesis paper in Japanese on Japanese folk song

Research Student, 1995-97, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan

  • Scholarship for International Students, 1995-97, Japanese Ministry of Education

Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 1 (fluent), 1994

BA, Music, 1989, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Concentration in voice performance

Music Awards:  

Japan Folk Song Association Folk Song & Dance Kita Kanto Koshin-etsu Area Competition, Grand Champion & Youth Division Champion, April 1995

Japan Folk Song Association Folk Song & Dance Gunma Prefecture No. 2 Union Competition, Youth Division Champion, October 1994

Japan Folk Song Association Folk Song & Dance Gunma Prefecture No. 2 Union Competition, Youth Division Champion, October 1992

Music Title:

Japanese Folk Song Natori (Artist’s Name), “Chikuhai” (竹唄), Received December 1994

Teaching Awards:  

Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Initiative, Bloomington, IN, 2012

Indiana Foreign Language Teacher of the Year, IFLTA, 2010

Japanese Language Teacher of the Year, AITJ, 2010

Offices:

Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese, President, 2007-2009

Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese, Vice President, 2005-2007

The Society for Research in Asiatic Music, Assistant Secretary, March 1999 – October 2000

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