AFTERIMAGE selected as the winner of the 2013 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. [ASCAP]
DAYDREAMS selected as the winner of the 2012 ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize. [ASCAP] [CBDNA]
Assistant Professor in Music at the University of Hawaii in Manoa as of August of 2012. Aloha!
May 20, 2012: Premiere of Across the Open Sky at the American Music Festival in Troy, NY. [Times Union] [Daily Gazette]
Recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Scholarship. [Press Release]
Commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra to write a chamber music work as part of the American Music Festival. New work to be premiered on Sunday May 20, 2012 at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Performance of Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra by the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra with the students of the Frédéric Chopin Music School as the soloists in Katowice, Poland on April 17, 2012.
New recording of Afterimage by Kathryn Bates Williams posted from the Wild Rumpus Debut Concert.
Watch / listen to Kim Goddard of the h2 quartet and the people at soundnotion.tv talk about Echolocation (among other topics).
Recording session of Daydreams with the Cornell University Wind Ensemble and Cynthia Johnston-Turner for a CD to be released. [read more]
Featured on NPR and WQXR in their "100 Composers Under 40 - A Crowdsourced Project to Determine the Range of the 21st-century Composer." Thank you to all those who voted!
WINNER of the 2011 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for his composition Undercurrent. This is Takuma's 4th time receiving this award (previously in 2004, 2007, and 2010 Leo Kaplan Winner)
Performance of Event Horizon by the Momenta Quartet in New York City's WMP Hall, April, 5, 2011
Premiere of Daydreams by the Cornell Wind Ensemble. Mar. 13, 2011 Recording now online
Premiere of Parallel Divergence by the Argento Chamber Ensemble. Mar. 6, 2011 Recording now online