Adrian Gordon, Composer

Adrian Gordon, composer

Adrian Gordon is an internationally performed composer and seasoned music educator. As a composer with Alfred Music and founder of Leap Year Music Publishing, he specializes in publishing string music for diverse school ensembles. His compositions appear on Orchestra Association Music Performance Reading Lists across multiple states, including California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Texas. Adrian is a sought-after clinician and conductor, sharing his expertise with diverse audiences. He also authored the insightful book “Note to Self: A Music Director’s Guide for Transitioning to a New School and Building a Thriving Music Program.”

Adrian holds a B.A. in music from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in music education from Florida International University. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, he currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and two sons, serving as the Director of Orchestras at Providence Day School.