Trained as a vocal performer first, Masatora explores the musical landscape of drama, space, and emotion. Described as a "composer of cultural crossroads" by American Composers Forum, his unique eclecticism has attracted many musicians performing in nontraditional chamber ensembles, such as Alturas Duo, Duo Anova, Bateira Trio, Cross Island, Liberté Mandolin Orchestra, Duo Yumeno, Tomoko Sugawara, Lucina Yue, Hidejiro Honjoh, and Thomas Piercy. Masatora also frequently collaborates with visual artists and film makers, such as Yuki Ideguchi, Sam Platizky, Andre Lewis, Nori Mizukami, Chloe Miller, and Takashi Nasu.
Masatora received a BA in Integrated Human Studies from Kyoto University and studied music at Koyo Conservatory. Since relocating to the United States, he earned a Master of Music from New Jersey City University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Five Towns College, and studied in the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
Masatora is PARMA artist and assistant director of Vox Novus Composer's Voice, as well as a resident composer of Kadoma Film Commission. He is a recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards, Jerome Fund for New Music, and Diversity Doctoral Fellowship at SUNY Purchase College.