Lenora Zenzalai Helm
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Jazz vocal musician, composer, educator
Helm’s achievements in music have spanned 25 years garnering her inclusion as a subject
of biographical record, since 2005, for Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American
Women and Who’s Who in the World. Career highlights include five commercial solo
recordings, former U.S. Jazz Ambassador for Southeastern Africa, MacDowell Composer
Fellow, first Black female composer to win the Chamber Music America/ Doris Duke
Charitable Foundation’s New Works: Creation and Presentation jazz composers award and
music professor at NCCU in Durham, co-directing their NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble.