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 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.