BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MA (Teaching & Education), National Louis University
Lamont Holden, known in the music production community as TheLetterLBeats, is a music producer, DJ, podcast host, videographer, social media content creator, sound designer, teacher and audio engineer. Returning to campus after four years in Atlanta, GA at the pulse of the music industry, he will continue teaching Beatmaking I & II, Critical Audio Listening and Audio Recording Techniques.
During the fall 2021 semester, Professor Holden is helping to launch the “Illini Anthem” project that combines hip hop music and culture with new athletic and school spirit traditions at UIUC.
Professor Holden earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 2004 and an M.A. in Teaching & Education at National Louis University in 2011.