2022年1月より活動をスタートする「NPO法人ミュージカルライターズジャパン」(前身 Onpuma)に僭越ながら理事として関わらせて頂く事になりました。錚々たる皆さんの中に加えて頂き大変恐縮ですが、アメリカ・ミュージカル業界との橋渡しの役割を担えることを大目標に、作家として益々研鑽を積みながら、全力を尽くして参りたいと思います!

そして今月21日、NPO法人設立を記念したコンサートが東京にて開催されます。豪華な出演者の皆さんが、国内作家によるミュージカル楽曲の数々を歌い上げて下さる素敵なオムニバスコンサートで、私の曲も取り上げて頂いています。ぜひお越し下さい! 

NPO法人ミュージカルライターズジャパン設立記念「ミュージカルライターズジャパン・レパートリーコンサートVol.1」

2021年12月21日(火)全2回公演(17:30-, 20:00-)@ KIWA TENNOZ(東京都品川区東品川2-1-3)

予約URL:https://www.oasis-kiwa.com/sp/schedule/view/763

 
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I'm so thrilled to announce that I'm involved in Musical Theatre Writers Japan (MTWJ), a non-profit organization that launches next January, as one of the board members!

MTWJ (formerly Onpuma) was founded by composer Okuda Yu to provide platforms for Japanese musical theatre writers to connect and share resources, as well as to support the creation of new works by creating opportunities such as workshops, concerts, and festivals.

The organization's inauguration concert will be held in Tokyo on Dec. 21! Featured in the concert are various musical theatre songs written by Japanese writers & their collaborators, including a song that Charissa Bertels, Christian Duhamel, and I wrote for The Uncivil Ones, as well as the song by the special guest, the amazing Georgia Stitt, who has been such an inspiration to the organization from the beginning!

If you're in Tokyo then and are interested, please get your ticket right away! The seats are selling fast. Thank you!

December 21, 2021, 5:30pm & 8pm @ KIWA TENNOZ

Ticket reservation: https://www.oasis-kiwa.com/schedule/view/763

 


November Composer of the Month

Posted by ayumi on November 21, 2021

 

So honored to be chosen as November Composer of the Month of Jensen Piano & Music Composition Studio. So grateful to Jodie Jensen for the feature and the opportunity to do a Zoom Composer's Salon next year, and even mailing me the magnets (each composer of the month has had a magnet created in their image - so cool!).

Please check out the studio website to learn more about the amazing composing project they run.

https://jensenpiano.com/composer-of-the-month-program

 

Forever IN Between

Posted by ayumi on October 18, 2021

 Forever IN Between

 Saturday, October 30, 2021
 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 The Tank (312 W 36th StNew York, NY, 10018)

 

  One of my art songs called "The Town of Wind"(風のまち) is going to be featured at this concert! So grateful to the fantastic Soprano Hirona Amamiya for singing this song in the original Japanese lyrics, a poem by Takehiko Fukunaga(福永武彦).

 


So very excited about this! I'm truly grateful for this opportunity to accompany the amazing Katie for this special concert. Can't wait to share the beautiful songs of Maine and the American Northeast with the audience soon!


Lungs of the City: Olmsted’s Parks in Music

Posted by ayumi on June 8, 2021

I'm so excited about this! I'm writing a World Premiere work for chamber septet inspired by NYC's Fort Tryon Park for "Lungs of the City: Olmsted’s Parks in Music" alongside seven fantastic composers of Landscape Music!

Fort Tryon Park has been my favorite park since I moved to Washington Heights, and it's my honor to write a musical response to the park I love. So much gratitude to Landscape Music and its Founder & Director Nell Shaw Cohen, Music in the American Wild, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and guest performers at Michigan Technological University for this amazing opportunity.