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Tania Leon

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Tania León, born in Cuba and a vital personality on today's music scene, is highly regarded as a composer and conductor recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations. León has appeared as guest conductor throughout the United States and Europe. She has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, ASCAP, NYSCA, Guggenheim, Froom and Koussevitzky Foundations. A founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, she co-founded the ACO's Sonidos de las Americas Festivals, was new music adviser to Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic, and is the artistic director of Composers Now Festival. In 2000 León was named the Claire and Leonard Tow Professor at Brooklyn College, where she has taught since 1985. In 2006 she was named Distinguished Professor of the City University of New York. In 2010 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. More at:

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