Yumiko Tatsuta to Kwassui Women’s University

June 9, 2022
Yumiko Tatsuta
Yumiko Tatsuta

Yumiko Tatsuta is appointed lecturer of organ and university organist for Kwassui Women’s University, School of Music, Nagasaki, Japan. She is an internationally active performer and scholar who was the first Asian female to receive the doctoral degree in organ from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, where she studied with Janette Fishell.

Tatsuta has earned international awards and grants, such as the Japanese Artist Award (sponsored by the Japanese government, Agency for Cultural Affairs), for which she was also named as an exchange artist in the United States/Japan friendship program in 2017–2018. Furthermore, she was the recipient of a DAAD scholarship sponsored by the German government for her graduate study at the Hochschule für Musik, Stuttgart, Germany, where she studied with Helmut Deutsch.

Tatsuta earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in organ performance from the Tokyo University of the Arts, where she received the Ataka Award and the Acanthus Award as one of the top students at the university. In 2012, she served as intern organist at Minato Mirai Hall, Yokohama, where she regularly performed on C. B. Fisk, Inc., Opus 110. In December 2018, she earned a performance certificate from the Jacobs School of Music.

Tatsuta has been invited to perform in recital halls, academic associations, and churches throughout Japan, Europe, and the United States, in cities including Tokyo, Yokohama, Mito, Berlin, Dresden, Lausanne, New York City, and Atlanta.

For information: kwassui-int.ac.jp.


Other recent appointments:

James O'Donnell at Yale University

Carole Terry at Yale University

Thomas Gaynor at St. Mark's, Philadelphia