- The native of Kobe, Japan, said that she has grown dissatisfied with the theory textbook she has used and wants to create her own book that incorporates technology and literature by non-Western composers.
- Deguchi will use her time as a Thompson Scholar to design a capstone experience for music majors that is uniquely Winthrop and will include music by non-Western composers.
Winthrop University, "Tomoko Deguchi of Music Named Thompson Scholar" (2014). Winthrop News 2014. 87.