Orchestra and Band Faculty
The Frost Young Musicians' Camp is happy to introduce our new Elementary and Intermediate Orchestra Director!
Adrian Gordon is an active performer, composer, and music educator living in Miami, FL. Mr. Gordon currently serves as the orchestra director at Westminster Christian School, in Palmetto Bay, FL. He received his B.A. in music from the University of Miami, and his Masters degree in Music Education at Florida International University. In addition to teaching, Mr. Gordon is the founder of Leap Year Music Publishing which, publishes string music for elementary, middle, and high school ensembles. Mr. Gordon's compositions appear on the Texas, Florida and Georgia Orchestra Association Music Performance Assessment Lists. His compositions are distributed through JW Pepper and have been performed throughout the United States. Adrian resides in Miami with his wife Kelly and their two sons.
Jorge Padrón is the orchestra director at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. Often noted for his high standards and insistence on good technique, his performing groups were awarded straight "superior" ratings at district evaluations this past year, being the only non-magnet high school orchestra to do so. He teaches three orchestra classes along with elective guitar courses and AP Music Theory. He was nominated Rookie Teacher of the Year at Palmetto High School for the 2015-2016 school year and was recognized by the Village of Palmetto Bay and the Miami-Dade County School District for his "exemplary public service." When not teaching, he is a sought-after adjudicator for the Florida Orchestra Association and the Dade County Music Educators Association, as well as various other district music festivals. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music and a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University. While at the Frost School, he studied clarinet with Margaret Donaghue, violin with Scott Flavin, and harpsichord with Frank Cooper.