May 14, 1943 –
Cuban-born composer and conductor Tania Leon has won numerous awards for her work. She has received commissions from the world’s most prestigious ensembles including the LA Master Chorale, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She is the founding member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the founder and artistic director of Composers Now, a non-profit in New York City that serves to empower living composers. She also has served as the U.S. Artistic Ambassador of American Culture in Madrid, Spain. She currently works as a professor at Brooklyn College and at the Graduate Center of CUNY.