Open Auditions

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 potential talent to join our training program which feeds into our professional company. Taiko experience is preferred, but not necessary.

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? Join us for an hour-long audition to find out!

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:30AM-10:30AM.  Times subject to change depending on number of participants.

WHERE: SJT Studio - 150 S. Montgomery Street San Jose, CA

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2015: If you are interested in learning more about auditioning for our company please email


LOOKING FOR: Ages 18 and up. Taiko experience recommended but not required.

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes. Workshop will be done in bare feet.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you have any questions about the process please email or call 408-293-9344.

More about Open Auditions (OA) and SJT's Audition Process (AP):

Candidates who do well enough at the 1-hour Open Audition (OA) will be invited to interview with Artistic Director.  Based on that interview a candidate may be formally invited to join the formal Audition Process (AP) which starts in January.  

AP 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 a candidate is qualified to move to the next phase.  If a candidate makes it through all three phases they will be invited to become an SJT apprentice. Apprenticeship typically lasts approximately one year.


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