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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Aug. - Dec., Bham: FREE Alys Stephens Performances

FREE DAYTIME PERFORMANCES FOR SCHOOLS through UAB’s ArtPlay, the Education and Outreach Department of the Alys Stephens Center
“Meet the Artist” Series - ArtPlay Fall 2014 Performances
VISIT OUR WEBSITE at www.artplayasc.org and REGISTER ONLINE TODAY by simply clicking this link https://dcsapps.ad.uab.edu/artplayasc/
These one-hour performances allow the Alys Stephens Center to share the arts with students and aspiring young artists by experiencing the thrill of a live performance in a world-class performing arts center. Performers will engage students with anecdotes about their professional training and provide insight into the pieces they perform and the instruments they play.  Free curriculum guides are provided to further the experience.
Sonic Dreams
Tuesday, August 19, 2014// 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014// 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 21, 2014// 10:00 A.M.
Friday, August 22, 2014// 10:00 A.M.
Recommended Grades: 6th – 12th

ASC’s Odess Theatre
Join us for this Meet the Artist Experience like non-other. 
What is an EarFilm?
An EarFilm is a purely audio film for the ears and the imagination. We fuse live story-telling, 3D sound and a cinematic musical score to create an experience that truly unlocks the listener’s imagination. EarFilms breathes new life into the tradition of storytelling, turning it into a hyper-real experience. 
"Filmmakers are only ever projecting their own imaginations. EarFilms allows the viewer to use their own. Yes, the attendees are actually blindfolded as they experience cinematic storytelling with 3D sound to create a minds-eye movie all of their own."- Source Magazine

Jazz Essentials – Swing Era with Kirk Whalum
Friday, September 26, 2014// 10:00 A.M.
Recommended Grades: 3rd – 12th

ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall
Kirk Whalum (born July 11, 1958) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist and songwriter. He toured with Whitney Houston for over seven years and soloed in her single "I Will Always Love You", the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. He has recorded a series of well received solo albums and film soundtracks, with music ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz. Kirk’s musical accomplishments have brought him a total of 12 Grammy nominations.
Kirk won his first Grammy award in 2011 for Best Gospel Song (“It’s What I Do”-featuring Lalah Hathaway) alongside lifelong friend and gifted writer, Jerry Peters.
Image of Kirk Whalum

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Guitar Duo
Friday, October 24, 2014// 10:00 A.M.
Recommended Grades: 3rd – 12th

ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall

The Guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge is a collaborative effort founded in the roots of acoustic music, exploring the worlds of improvisation and composition.

With Lage’s background in modern jazz and new music, and Eldridge’s deep relationship with bluegrass as well as his being a member of the widely acclaimed band, Punch Brothers, this duo lives at the nexus of improvisation, spontaneous composition, and virtuosic refinement, all performed on their respective 1939 Martin guitars.

The Assad Brothers
Thursday, November 13, 2014// 10:00 A.M.
Recommended Grades: 3rd – 12th

ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall

Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing come from both a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and from studies with the guitar/lutenist Monina Távora (1921-2011), a disciple of Andrés Segovia. In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars.

Dickens Vest Pocket Christmas Carol
Thursday, December 18, 2014// 10:00 A.M.
Thursday, December 18, 2014// 1:00 P.M. Friday, December 19, 2014// 10:00 A.M.
Friday, December 19, 2014// 1:00 P.M.
Recommended Grades: 1st – 12th

ASC’s Sirote Theatre

Bah Humbug!  Join the Cratchets, Tiny Tim, all the spirits and of course, Ebenezer Scrooge in his journey toward redemption and enlightenment.  Adapted and directed by ArtPlay Teaching Artist Jerry Sims, whose popular original productions include Yuletide in DogtownAlice’s EVEN BIGGER Tea Party, and Down the Yellow Brick Road.  Come early to enjoy holiday treats and more.

Jenny Hayes
Education Coordinator
1006 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205