FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellowship | Digital Library for Performing and Visual Arts
Lenora Z. Helm Hammonds is Assistant Professor of Music at NCCU. A singer, composer, arranger and lyricist, she teaches in the Jazz Studies Program and directs the NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble. She is faculty coordinator of the Teaching Artist Certificate Program, the first of its kind at an HBCU, which prepares performing artists with job-readiness tools to create auditorium performances, school residencies and cultural-arts programs for school and community-based organizations. Her DH fellowship project contributes to curriculum design and implementation for this new certificate program. The project is focused on creating digital library of curated media and research materials on well-known musicians, visual artists, and dancers/choreographers (particularly those with ties to North Carolina), out of which teaching artists could build their own programs and curricula.