Prof. Emerita Tania León Receives Kennedy Center Honor

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Composer, conductor, and educator Tania Léon was recognized earlier this month at the 45th annual Kennedy Center Honor, one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for lifetime achievement in the performing arts.

Léon, who was a Brooklyn College professor for thirty-five years in the Conservatory of Music, received this high honor alongside Irish rock band U2, Gladys “Empress of Soul” Knight, Amy “Queen of Christian Pop” Grant, and Academy Award winning actor George Clooney.