Keiji Munesada was born in 1949 in Fukui, Japan. He was the first prize winner of the Japan Music Competition in 1973 and graduated from Kunitachi College of Music where he was the recipient of the Takeoka Award.
He also studied in France where he competed First prize degrees at the Bordeaux Conservatory. Since returning to Japan in 1979, he has premiered many Japanese works for saxophone. As a concert saxophonist he has also performed with many orchestras in Japan. He is presently a Lecturer at the Elizabeth University of Music.