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.


Composer's Forum: What Inspires You To Create?

Posted by ayumi on June 6, 2021


Composer's Forum: What Inspires You To Create? 

Excited to be joining a forum for pianists and composers alongside the fantastic composers from the Abundant Silence roster: Martha Hill Duncan, Wynn-Anne Rossi, Dimitar Ninov, Grisha Krivchenia, and Aaron Ricucci-Hill!

This event is part of the 2021 Festival for Creative Pianists and is open to participants and the general public. Admission is by donation (suggested donation $20 for adults and $10 for under 15 or 60+).




Performer-Composer Concert - Featuring Tatev Amiryan, Grisha Krivchenia, & Ayumi Okada

Excited about this concert next Saturday! I'll be featured as composer and pianist alongside the fantastic Tatev Amiryan and Grisha Krivchenia. 

This concert is part of the 2021 Festival for Creative Pianists by Abundant Silence, and is open to the general public as well as the participants! Admission is by donation. Please see the details here!


From the concert (updated 6/20/2021)

Here is the archive of my performance at the concert! Thank you for joining and listening :)