He has performed with the Sioux City Symphony on oboe and English horn. He has been a member of The Pikes Peak Flute Choir since 2005 and the President of the organization from 2009 to 2013, performing in this ensemble primarily on contrabass and bass flutes.
Akio is a band instrument repair technician at Meeker Music in Colorado Springs, CO, and teaches privately on all woodwind instruments.
Also an avid arranger, his works include pieces for flute choir ranging from classical symphony movements and overtures to popular songs. One of his primary goals with his work for flute choir is to increase the technical range and versatility of low flute (alto, bass, and contrabass flute) expectations beyond the traditional boundaries.