Masa Ohtake joined the Alabama Symphony Orchestra as Second Trombonist in 2022. His previous professional engagements include appearances with the Atlanta and Seattle Symphony Orchestras, the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, and as Guest-Principal Trombonist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Masa has spent summers as a fellow at Brevard Music Center, Music Academy of the West, and Spoleto Festival USA.
Born in Gifu, Japan. Masa spent his childhood in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois and Lawrence, Kansas where his father and mother pursued their respective graduate studies. His own academic pursuits took him to Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, Columbus (GA), and Tallahassee (FL). His mentors include Dr. John Drew, Dr. Bradley Palmer, Mark Lawrence, David Finlayson, and Ko-ichiro Yamamoto.