Miwa Shioya
Miwa Shioya

Artist Profile

Miwa Shioya

Miwa Shioya Born in Tokyo. She has been interested in music since childhood because her father was a trumpet player. While she was studying in Canada, she was scouted bya local jazz band and started her musical career. She became a christian and started working as a Gospel singer in the wake of a Gospel music workshop held at the US military Yokota base in Fussa, Tokyo. Since then, she has been a member of the Black church on the base for 10 years, serving as a choir director and minister during her tenure. She teaches concerts, workshops and choirs throughout Japan, and teaches Gospel at Junior high schools and vocational schools. She has been touring the United states for several years, co-starring and interacting with overseas artists. Taking advantage of her experience of being raised in a Black church, She is one of the few Japanese to convey the spirit of Black gospel worship to Japan not only in singing, but also in worship praise, choir instruction and messages. Singing the DVD ending theme song of Max Lucado's original "You are special" and participated in the album "God bless you" and many other recordings. In 2009, released the single CD "The Lord's Prayer" 2014 Duo album "You set me free" with her husband Tatsuya Shioya.

Genre: Gospel
Active area: Tokyo
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