Meet Your Federal Arts Advocacy Captain

Leon Kuehner

Leon Kuehner received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa.  He has been president of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, state chair of the American School Band Directors Association, and state chair of the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education.  He has served on the boards of the Iowa Music Educators Association and is a past-president of the Executive Board of the Iowa High School Music Association.  He is currently on the Fine Arts Leadership Team for the Iowa Department of Education and the Co-Administrator of the IAAE “Model of Excellence” mentorship program.  He was the instrumental music chair for the Fine Arts Standards Adoption Team for the Iowa Department of Education. In July of 2013, he became the Executive Director of the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education.  He is the recipient of the Karl King Distinguished Service Award for active IBA and the Karl King Distinguished Service Award for retired IBA members.   He has also been named a “Distinguished Alumnus” of the University of Northern Iowa School of Music.   In 2012, he was named the national winner of the National Federation of High School Association’s Citation for contributions to music education. He currently teaches music education classes for the North Iowa Area Community College, the University of Iowa, and directs the Symphonic Band at Wartburg College. 

Favorite Art Form: Music

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