Although born May 27, 1948 in Washington, Indiana, Leroy Osmon has lived for 44 years in Texas. His early education was in the Texas Public School System, studying clarinet and alto saxophone in the school band. With no formal musical training in composition, he entered Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas to study composition with Paul Holmes and orchestration with Charles Wiley. After completing his degree, Osmon taught band in East Texas. He went on to complete his Master of Music at Sam Houston State University in composition (studying with Fisher Tull) conducting (Gary Sousa) and musicology (James Marks). While working on his DMA at the University of Houston, Osmon studied composition with Michael Horvit and conducting with Eddie Green. Leroy Osmon continues to compose (with over 100 works - 30 published) and teach at the Bach School of Music in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, where he and his wife, Dr. Cay Smith Osmon own a home after retiring in the spring of 2002. Leroy Osmon now lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico with his wife and three cats.