Dr. Takuma Itoh
Instructor (Music Composition)
Major teachers include Steven
Stucky, Roberto Sierra, William Bolcom, Bright Sheng, and Pierre Jalbert.
Featured among “100 Composers Under 40” on NPR Music, Dr. Itoh has been the
recipient of numerous awards including the 2012 Charles Ives Scholarship from
the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and four ASCAP Morton Gould Young
Composer Awards. Dr. Itoh’s music has been performed by groups including the
Albany Symphony, the New York Youth Symphony, the Shanghai Quartet, the St.
Lawrence Quartet, violinist Joseph Lin, and the Syzygy Ensemble (Australia).
In addition, his works can be heard on Albany and Blue Griffin Records,
and is published by Theodore Presser and Resolute Music. Dr. Itoh is also
currently on the faculty of the University of Hawaii in Manoa.
Dr. Itoh has taught at Punahou