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Engin Daglik

Engin Daglik is a composer, sound artist and performer who essentially explores the potential of space by combining different fields of art in his works. He is mostly interested in producing works that aim to re-create and re-shape the perception of space in order to make viewers and listeners re-imagine the site transformed by the work. He enjoys designing and producing works for concert, gallery and public spaces by implying different immersive audio techniques, using concrete materials to create explicit structures.

Akwasi Papa Abrefah

Akwasi Papa Abrefah is a steelpan instructor, performer, and band director based in the Bay Area. He was born in Oakland, California and raised in Richland, WA where, at the age of 9, he started playing steelpan - known commonly as steeldrums in the United States. Through middle school and high school, he traveled around the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. playing with bands OK 2 Botay and Bram Bratá before coming to Stanford where he continued with Cardinal Calypso.

David Rokeach

David Rokeach has performed/recorded with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin; Mavis Staples; Patti LaBelle; Mariah Carey; Celine Dion; Shania Twain; Joe Henderson; Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Oscar winner Rita Moreno; Mark Murphy; Steve Miller; Carole King; Wilson Pickett; Ernestine Anderson; Sonny Simmons; Calvin Keys and many others. He has played the Broadway shows Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Ragtime, Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, and Love Janis. He has also worked extensively in film and television.

David Rokeach

David Rokeach has performed/recorded with Ray Charles; Aretha Franklin; Mavis Staples; Patti LaBelle; Mariah Carey; Celine Dion; Shania Twain; Joe Henderson; Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Oscar winner Rita Moreno; Mark Murphy; Steve Miller; Carole King; Wilson Pickett; Ernestine Anderson; Sonny Simmons; Calvin Keys and many others. He has played the Broadway shows Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Ragtime, Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, and Love Janis. He has also worked extensively in film and television.

Linda Uyechi

Lecturer in the Perspectives in North American Taiko seminar, Faculty Advisor to Stanford Taiko, Performing Member: Jun Daiko (charter member), San José Taiko (1996-1999), Stanford Taiko (charter member 1992-1996). Founder and Director Summer Taiko at Stanford (1999- 2015). North American Taiko Conference Advisory Board member (2005 - 2013) and invited presenter (1997, 2005, 2011). TCA (Taiko Community Alliance) Board member (2013 to present).

Stephen M. Sano

Director, Chamber Chorale and Symphonic Chorus. Nationally and internationally invited master class teacher in conducting and choral music, guest conductor and adjudicator in choral music; has conducted master classes and performances with festival, honor, and collegiate choirs, orchestras, and other instrumental ensembles from over 20 states as well as from England, Germany, Austria, Australia, Canada, and Japan.

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