Nina Simone Redux: Sing a Song of Nina - Workshop & Music Master Class
Lenora Helm Hammonds, assistant professor in the North Carolina Central University Jazz Studies Program, leads a master classes for music enthusiasts, educators, teaching artists, and students. Learn about Nina Simone’s well-known and lesser-heralded works through an interactive workshop discussing the singer’s work and contributions as a composer. Members of the NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble will join the workshop. In this workshop, Hammonds delineates through song, discussion, audience participation and musical demonstrations, a symbolic body of vocal and music arrangements encapsulating the work of woman jazz singer/composer/activist Nina Simone. The discussion includes an array of Simone’s works; from the iconic civil rights anthem,Young, Gifted and Black to the tone poem, No Images, to the depictions of woman femininity liberating what it means to be a strong black woman in See Line Woman and Blues for Mama. She will be joined by members of NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble with a rhythm section.
Arts-in-Education component. This workshop is designed (with take-away materials and handouts) to align with national learning standards to aid classroom teachers and educators to infuse their curriculum with arts-related lesson plans around the subjects of language and literature (lyrics and song structure); American history (Civil Rights Movement and Harlem Renaissance); and intercultural competence (jazz gender justice, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, ethnorelativism and empathy). Educators can use this workshop toward professional development CEU (continuing education credits) credits.
TGET CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR ATTENDING THIS WORKSHOP.