Dr. Mayumi Tayake – Interim Accompanist

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We welcome our interim accompanist, Dr. Mayumi Tayake.  She is supporting our choir this season in place of our long-time accompanist, Danete O’Neal, who is on hiatus.

Dr.Tayake holds degrees in Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music (BM), Florida State University (MM), and University of Washington (DMA). She has held teaching positions at Florida State University, the University of Washington as a teaching assistant, and as a faculty member at Grays Harbor College.

Dr. Tayake frequently gives chamber music concerts.  She recently founded an experimental music group, Music Storytelling, for children with a Seattle violinist, Hiromi Hilgendorf.   In 2013, she joined the Federal Way Symphony.