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 fifteen years,
Mr. Longfield 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. Mr.
Longfield was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award by the
Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. In 1996, he received
the Mr. Holland Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and
Sciences for outstanding contributions to music education.
A member of ASCAP,
Mr. Longfield has received several commissions and has over one
hundred 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.