Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 11.06.34 AMYuko Asada

Yuko Asada is a steelpan educator, performer, builder, tuner, arranger transcriber. Ms. Asada has adjudicated at Virginia International PAN Fest in Virginia International PAN Fest in Virginia Beach, VA since 2013 and has transcribed steelpan works from Trinidad and Tobago for Mark Loquan, Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Liam Teague, Ken “Professor” Philmore, Michelle Huggins-Watts, Rudin and Milton Austin, Earl La Pierre and others.

She is also the Director of Publications for the Illinois Chapter of Percussive Arts Society and directs three school steelbands in Illinois. Ms. Asada is a co-founder, performer and arranger of the Pastiche Steel Ensemble (PSE) which will be featured at the ICP.