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Our Composers

Composer Adrian Gordon founded Leap Year Music in 2009. Leap Year is proud to also publish work by other visionary authors. Whatever genre you’re seeking, our composers are sure to strike exactly the right chord.

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Adrian Gordon, Leap Year Founder

Adrian Gordon is from Miami, FL. He created Leap Year Music as a way to share his love of music with others, whether they are near or far. His compositions are primarily written for elementary, middle, and high school string ensembles. His music appears on the Florida and Georgia Orchestra Association Music Performance Assessment Lists and is distributed through JW Pepper. Adrian's compositions have been performed throughout the United States.

Adrian received his B.A. in Music from the University of Miami and his Masters degree in Music Education at Florida International University. He is currently the Orchestra Director at Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay, FL, where he resides with his wife Kelly and their two sons and rescue dog. 

Educators, learn about working with Adrian!

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Ron Castonguay

Originally from Massachusetts, Ron Castonguay now resides in South Florida. He is the Department Chair for the Performing Arts and the Music Director for the prestigious college preparatory school Gulliver Prep in Miami, Florida. He currently directs String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Vocal Ensemble and AP Music Theory. All of his performing ensembles have earned consistent top marks at District, State and National Music Festivals. Mr. Castonguay graduated from the University of Miami with a B.A. in Music Theory and Composition. Mr. Castonguay resides in Homestead, Florida with his wife Melissa and their two daughters.


Robert Longfield

Robert Longfield is an award-winning composer, arranger, and educator. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he graduated with honors from the University of Michigan where he studied with Jerry Bilik and Paul Boylan, and was a member of the band under William D. Revelli and George Cavender. He also earned a degree from the University of Miami where he was a student of Alfred Reed. For 15 years, Robert was the band and orchestra director at Davison High School in Davison, Michigan. Since 1987, he has held a similar position at Miami Palmetto Senior High School in Miami, Florida. He was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award by the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. In 1996, Robert received the Mr. Holland Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for outstanding contributions to music education. A member of ASCAP, Robert has received several commissions and has over 100 publications to his credit. His compositions and arrangements have been played and recorded by bands throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, and Japan.

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