Susan Bell León

SusanBellLeon Principal

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Susan Bell León earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and her Master’s Degree from the Yale University School of Music. She spent five years in Latin America where she performed as Principal Bassoon with the Mexico City Philharmonic and the National Symphony of Mexico. In 1984, Susan returned to her hometown to fill the role of Principal Bassoon with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. During the day, Susan works as the Assistant Dean for Finance & Administration in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


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