In Memoriam

Suenobu Togi:

1932 - 2009

Sensei Togi Suenobu, master teacher and performer of Japanese classical music and dance, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Togi taught Japanese court music and dance in the UCLA Music Department and later in the Ethnomusicology Department, from 1961 to 1993. His work inspired many students, some of whom went on to have their own careers as composers, performers, and teachers of Japanese music.

Suenobu Togi biography

New York Times 1982 article, "Dance: American Group Performs Japanese Gagaku"

Mantle Hood comments on bringing Suenobu Togi to UCLA