Taka Shimojima was born in Vancouver, B.C and is currently studying music education at the UBC School of Music. While majoring in secondary education with a focus on bassoon during university, Taka has extensively sung around the city with various groups. He is now singing with musica intima vocal ensemble, Phoenix Chamber Choir, West Vancouver United Church, and works part-time at a sushi restaurant. Taka also enjoys a cappella singing and arranging music on the side. Besides music, Taka enjoys science, physics, and education.