Born and raised in Nebraska, Robert Langenfeld (b. 1990) found a love for music earlier in his childhood. His love for music when he was young led to him to eventually compose his first piece when he was only 12. Since then Robert’s music has won numerous honors and awards. Most recently, his work “Spark!” was selected as the winner of the 2016 Claude T. Smith Memorial Composition Contest. His symphony, “The Great Machine”, was premiered at the 2022 CBDNA Eastern Conference. Robert’s concert music has been published through Grand Mesa Music and Claude T. Smith Publications. His style of composing has been described as rich harmonies against dramatic backdrops of sounds and colors. Robert has studied composition under composer Steven Bryant.
Robert not only writes for the traditional performance mediums, he also is an active film scorer, having scored for over a dozen independent films. Along with this Robert is an active drill writer for the midwest area. He regularly consults with marching band programs and designs their drill for their competition season.
In 2012, Robert founded his own publishing company RLCompositions. The goal was to provide musicians, directors, and ensembles better access to his music. This also allowed Robert to provide better insights into his composing and to also start building educational materials for aspiring composers as well. You can learn more by visiting www.rlcompositions.com.
After graduating from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Music , Robert took up residence in Kansas City, MO and married his wife Arrianne. When Robert is not busy with his full time job and composing, he spends time his wife, playing video games and playing with his dogs.