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Meet the World Class Summer Arts Institute Administrative Team

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Mrs. Cindy Helms

Program Coordinator

Cindy Lain Helms received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC.  She earned her Masters of Music in Music Education from UNC-Greensboro then earned an Executive Leadership License from Gardner Webb University.  Presently, she teaches music and works in leadership roles at Oak View Elementary in High Point. She also works with SAI as the Program Coordinator for the summer camps. She began her music-teaching career at Wesleyan Christian Academy in the high school department, and then taught elementary and middle school in Kannapolis City Schools. Mrs. Helm’s career includes holding Kindermusik classes for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as extensive work in church music. Her work with adults has included teaching Elementary Music Methods at Rowan Community College and holding workshops for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. She has conducted music therapy classes for Rowan County adult day care services. She has adjudicated several local, state and national music competitions and has taught private voice and piano lessons. She was voted “Teacher of the Year” by her co-educators at Oak View in 2010. Her work with the GCS Summer Arts Institute began in 2013 as the SAI Site Coordinator. Mrs. Helms became the SAI Program Coordinator in 2017.

Her passion for the arts is helping others understand the positive power the arts can provide within a community, family and in an individual.