A native of Hawaii, T.J. is a composer and pianist. A graduate of The Juilliard School. He attended the California Institute of the Arts where he obtained an MFA in composition and film scoring. T.J.’s compositions have been performed by ensembles including the New York Youth Symphony, the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra & the Attacca String Quartet. As pianist, he has won awards at competitions including the regional and national MTNA Competition, the Virginia Waring International Competition, Aloha International Piano Competition and the Stecher & Horowitz NY Piano Competition. Notable performances include those at NPR’s From the Top radio show, the Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, and the Château de Fontainebleau in the Écoles d’Art Festival.
Piano, Composition Teacher