BIOGRAPHYDr. Leroy Osmon (B.S., M.M., D.M.A.) is an internationally-known composer/conductor/educator who is presently living in Merida, Yucatan. His published compositions number more than 100 and are represented by seven publishers in the United States, Mexico and England.
After working for 31 years as a distinguished teacher, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music, Osmon now devotes his time to composition and real estate via Mexico International. Before moving back to Merida in January 2011, Leroy Osmon lived in Xalapa, Veracruz for 4 years where he was a professor at the 'new' conservatory of music. In the years before moving from Merida, Osmon was a consultant to the Governor for the Institute of Culture for the State of Yucatan where he was instrumental in the creation of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan. For nine years Osmon worked as an advisor/consultant to the University of Yucatan (UADY) Orquesta de Camara.
Osmon receives commissions for all music genres and he has received the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Standard Music Award for Composition 23 times and the Medallion La Ville De Contrexeville (Contrexeville, France) twice. His works have been performed at every major music conference in the United States. His music has been performed as well in Europe, Australia, Japan, Israel, India and Mexico. Composer Leroy Osmon has received 3 Grammy List Nominations. In 2004, Osmon received two Grammy List nominations (“Best Classical Performance” by a small ensemble and “Best Classical Album”) and in 2008 “The Music of Leroy Osmon, Vol. IV” received a Grammy List Nomination for “Best Classical Album”.
The year 2006 marks the 23th consecutive year for composer Leroy Osmon to have a work performed at the prestigious Midwest International Band and Orchestra Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
In January 2008, Leroy Osmon was nominated for both a Pulitzer Prize and the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.
Leroy Osmon has, in addition to his educational experiences in the USA, served on the faculty of the Instituto Superior de Musica del Estado de Veracruz from 2009 to 2010 where he was Professor of Composition and Composer in Residence. He has organized major fundraisers in the State of Texas, served on the board of directors of an international music organization for 15 years and served as both director and organizer of numerous concert tours of Europe and Mexico, giving him vast experience at organizing travel needs.
Additional information on Leroy Osmon can be found in Wikipedia, YouTube and various books (including 'Das Neue Lexikon des Blasmusikwesens' by Wolfgang und Armin Suppan).