A Discovery of Doctors

In putting together some links for this website I realized that two friends and fellow musicians who played on Dreams & Visions have earned their Doctorates in Music!  Robert Howey, who plays clarinet and bass clarinet received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University.  Dr. Howey is currently an instructor in the Fine Arts Department of Grande Prairie Regional College in Grande Prairie, Alberta.  Akira Murotani, who plays trumpet, received his Doctor of Musical Arts at State University of New York, Stony Brook. Dr. Murotani currently plays with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Here is a very old photo from a recording session for Intersecting Circles (1990) that shows all three of us – before they became Doctors!