The State of Jazz Composition SymposiumState of Jazz Keynote Address: Tania Leon
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Cuban-born Tania León, a vital personality on today's music scene, is a highly regarded composer and conductor recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations.
She has been the subject of profiles on ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Univision (including their noted series Orgullo Hispano, which celebrates living American Latinos whose contributions in society have been invaluable), Telemundo, and independent films.
In 2013, she was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 ASCAP Victor Herbert Award, and in 2012 received both a Grammy nomination (for Best Contemporary Classical Composition) and a Latin Grammy nomination (for Best Classical Contemporary Composition). Among her numerous awards are a Pulitzer Prize nomination for Ácana, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and commissions from the Fromm Music Foundation and Koussevitzky Music Foundation.