Faculty Leadership Grants

Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts

Faculty Leadership Grants

Faculty Leadership Grants give UNCSA faculty extraordinary opportunities to explore new approaches to creative learning challenges; impact student learning outcomes; foster the capacity of faculty to lead; engage diverse stakeholders; and produce creative ideas, analysis, strategies and initiatives for further study or implementation.

Past Recipients

2020-21 Recipients

School of Music
Tadeu Coelho
Tadeu Coelho
O Blissful Loss of Self – Explorations of Ecstasy in Poetry by Women

Project aims to honor, celebrate, and reclaim women’s poetic voices and experiences of ecstasy throughout history in a concert setting at UNCSA.

School of Music
Oskar Espina-Ruiz
Oskar Espina-Ruiz
UNCSA Clarinet Studio Virtual Tour
Community engagement is at the core of the UNCSA Clarinet Studio Virtual Tour, four remote concert presentations live-streamed from Watson Hall that feature the creativity of UNCSA faculty and students to engage two important parts of our community: music-loving students whose hybrid programs have highly reduced their exposure to music-making, and seniors who are isolated due to the pandemic.
School of Music
Allison Gagnon
Allison Gagnon
Interactive Music in Dementia Care
Consolidating Interactive Music in Dementia Care resources, and engaging a designer who will assist with a professional look for the product. The resources will be scaled for use in other schools of music across the country and in Canada, with plans to launch publicly in 2022.
School of Dance
Taryn Griggs
Taryn Griggs
Franklin Method Teacher Training Program
Funds to obtain a Franklin Method Teaching Certification.
Division of Liberal Arts
Ellen Rosenberg
Ellen Rosenberg
Certificate in Narrative Medicine
Proposal for Training: Certificate in Narrative Medicine at the School for Professional Studies, Columbia University.
School of Filmmaking
Julian Semilian
Julian Semilian
Andrei Codrescu Film (Continued)
Funds to be used towards completion of film about Andrei Codrescu, a poet, novelist, screenwriter, speaker and professor, widely known nationally through his NPR “All Things Considered” commentaries.
School of Music
Robert Young
Robert Young
The Gio Project
Funds will go toward a virtual recital that will raise funds for Mended Little Hearts of the Triangle to raise awareness of HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome).