Akira Murotani plays third trumpet with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.  A position he has held since 1998.

Murotani began playing at age 13. In addition to his position with the Philharmonic, he is a trumpet instructor at Goshen College. Murotani received a BMusEd with a minor in mathematics from Luther College, then went on to earn a MM and DMA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Murotani performed at the Spoleto Festival in Italy for two summers and has played with the Grand Rapids and South Bend Symphonies. Murotani and his wife, Alex, Philharmonic violinist, have a daughter, Ellie. Murotani lists home repairs and jazz among his other interests.