An artist with international credentials, Takako Seimiya Senn won first prize in the prestigious Tokyo Bunkakaikan Hall Competition in 1993 and continues to be in demand as a soloist and freelance performer. Recently, she won first place for the Solo Concerto Competition for Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra to perform in their 2009-2010 season.
She was selected for a 2001 tour of Japan and a 2008 tour of New York City with the Minnesota Orchestra and has performed in numerous subscription concerts including several recordings. She also has performed with the Minnesota Opera and many freelance orchestral and chamber ensembles, as well as a 2008 production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and a 2009 production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.
She earned her Bachelor’s of Music Degree in performance and education at Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo, Japan and received her Master’s and Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance at the University of Minnesota.
Takako is a dedicated teacher who has been teaching scores of students in various high schools and music studios around the Twin Cities. She is currently an adjunct professor of Trumpet at St. Cloud State University as well as Concordia University –St. Paul and is on the faculty at MacPhail Center for Music. Her teachers and coaches are Manny Laureano, David Baldwin, Gary Bordner, Ron Hasselmann, Frank Bencriscutto and Isao Fukui.