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The Kennedy Center Activity Report

for

Alabama


The following represent those individuals, their respective companies and cities of origin that
participate in the Kennedy Center and its activities and oversight.


EDUCATION

Accessibility
This initiative ensures that all performances and events at The Kennedy Center are accessible to visitors and guests with disabilities and assists other organizations and individuals throughout the United States in establishing or improving access for people with disabilities to all aspects of the cultural arts.

2007 Sherri S. Van Pelt
Executive Director, VSA arts of Alabama/Alabama State Council on the Arts
Birmingham, AL

Participant
American College Theatre Festival
A national competition, awards program and theater education program for colleges and their students.

2010
Univerity of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

School
2009 Dustin Canez
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Northport, AL

School
2007 Auburn University
Auburn, AL

School
2007 Troy University
Troy, AL

School
2007 The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

School
2007 University of South Alabama
Montgomery, AL

School
2007 University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mobile, AL

School
2007 The University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

School
2007 University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

School
2007 Samford University
Birmingham, AL

School
2007 Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL

School
2007 Faulkner University
Montgomery, AL

School
2007 The Alabama Conference of Theatre
Coker, AL

School
2007 Birmingham-Southern College
Birmingham, AL

School
2007 Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL

School
2007 University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

School
Community Partnerships
A program which provides high quality arts education activities, arts-based curricula, performances and professional development to students, teachers, community groups and individuals in the greater Washington, D.C. area that supports school-based partnerships.

2009
Foley Middle School
Foley, AL
On Location Artist: Ricky Trione, Painter (blind/Hispanic)

Participant
DeVos Institute of Arts Management Internship
College juniors, seniors and students who have not been out of school more than two years have the opportunity to intern in a specific department of The Kennedy Center.

2005 Laura Simmons
Athens, AL

Participant
2004 Kristen R. Evans
Mobile, AL

Participant
Events for Students
Live and satellite-based programs which are designed for high school and college-level students to participate in and develop a better understanding of the performing arts.

2013 Elizabeth Bemis
Bay Minette, AL
Opera Institute Participant

Participant
2003 Ms. Lynn Campbell
Dixon Middle
Talladega, AL
Distance Learning

School
2003 Richard Brunson
Leflore High
Mobile, AL
Distance Learning

School
Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell
An intensive three-week summer program for intermediate to advanced students aged 14 to 18 which is directed by one of America's most recognized prmia ballerinas.

2009 Olivia MacKinnon
Mobile, AL

Student
KCACTF Festival
A Web-based arts and education network that provides educators with resources for teaching in, through and about the arts: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

2006 Hamilton Cleverdon
Birmingham, AL
selected by competition in state

Artist
2005 Molly Goforth
Birmingham, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2004 Abby Oliver
Lincoln, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
1998 Johathan Behrens
Gadsen, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
1998 Karin Hardin
Madison, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
1998 Jennifer Herrick
Montgomery, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
1998 Robert Makowski
Huntsville, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network
A network of state-based organizations that works to infuse the arts into the education system of their state.

2010
Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Montgomery, AL

Organization
2009 Ms. Donna M. Russell
Executive Director, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Montgomery, AL
2009 Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network-Member

Participant
2009 Ms. Melissa Kimbrough
Chair, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Birmingham, AL
2009 Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network-Member

Participant
2009 Ms. Alexa McElroy
Chair-Elect, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Birmingham, AL
2009 Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network-Member

Participant
2008 Ms. Donna M. Russell
Executive Director, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Montgomery, AL

Participant
2008 Ms. Melissa Kimbrough
Chair, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Montgomery, AL

Participant
2008 Ms. Alexa McElroy
Chair-Elect, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Montgomery, AL

Participant
2007 Melissa Kimbrough
Chair, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Birmingham, AL

Organization
2007 Alexa McElroy
Chair-Elect, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Birmingham, AL

Organization
2007 Donna M. Russell
Executive Director, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Montgomery, AL

Organization
2003 Betsy Coley
Executive Director, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Montgomery, AL
Betsy Coley was KCAAEN National Governance Committee representative for 2000-2002.

Organization
2002 Sylvania High School
Sylvania, AL
Sylvania High School (K-12 school), in collaboration with the Alabama AAE, was a national demonstration site community for the KCAAEN's "A Community Audit for Arts Education" initiative.

School
Millennium Stage
Free performances are presented every day at 6:00 p.m. in The Kennedy Center's Grand Foyer.

2003 Monroe County Interdenominational Mass Choir
Monroeville, AL

Artist
2002 Huntingdon College
Montgomery, AL

School
2000 Jerry Daniel
Monroeville, AL

Artist
2000 Grissom High School Jazz Band
Huntsville, AL

School
NSO Education
Programs which offer an introduction to symphonic music to children and their families as well as furthering the musical education of young musicians. Programs include specially designed concerts, training programs for talented young musicians and other outreach projects.

2014 Caitlin Edwards
Birmingham, AL
Summer Music Institute Participant - Instrument Violin

Student
2011 Caitlin Edwards
, AL
NSO Summer Music Institute Violin

Student
Partners in Education
The Performing Arts Centers and Schools is a program which works with cultural organizations and schools throughout the nation to expand their education programs with a primary focus on the education of teachers.

2011 Lindy Ashwander
Executive Director, Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
Decatur, AL
Participant since 1993

Participant
2011 Jeanne Payne
Supervisor Curriculum K-12/Professional Development, Decatur City Schools
Decatur, AL
Participant since 1993

Participant
2011 Jean Heath
Instructional Resource Coordinator, Opelika Middle School
Opelika, AL
Participant since 1996

Participant
2011 Phillip Preston
Director, The Arts Association of East Alabama
Opelika, AL
Participant since 1996

Participant
2010
Princess theatre
, AL

Participant
2010
Decatur City Schools
, AL

Participant
2010
Arts Association of East Alabama
, AL

Participant
2010
Opelika City Schools
, AL

Participant
2009
Princess Theatre
, AL
Partnership teams

Participant
2009
Decatur City Schools
Decatur, AL
Partnership Teams

Participant
2009
Arts Association of East Alabama
, AL
Partnership Teams

Participant
2007 Decatur City Schools
Decatur, AL
Team entered program in 1993; 55 teachers participated in 7 workshops in 2002-2003. 486 teachers participated in 7 workshops in 2003-2004. 377 teachers participated in 9 workshops in 2005-2006.

Participant
2007 Opelika Arts Association
Opelika, AL
Team entered program in 1996; 121 teachers participated in 3 workshops in 2002-2003. 160 teachers participated in 4 workshops in 2003-2004. 95 teachers participated in 4 workshops in 2005-2006.

Participant
2007 Opelika City Schools
Opelika, AL
Team entered program in 1996; 121 teachers participated in 3 workshops in 2002-2003. 160 teachers participated in 4 workshops in 2003-2004. 95 teachers participated in 4 workshops in 2005-2006.

Participant
2007 The Princess Theatre
Decatur, AL
Team entered program in 1993; 55 teachers participated in 7 workshops in 2002-2003. 486 teachers participated in 7 workshops in 2003-2004. 377 teachers participated in 9 workshops in 2005-2006.

Participant
2006 The Arts Council, Inc.
Huntsville, AL
Team entered program in 1997. 90 teachers participated in 3 workshops in 2003-2004.

Participant
2006 Huntsville City Schools
Huntsville, AL
Team entered program in 1997. 90 teachers participated in 3 workshops in 2003-2004.

Participant
2003 Selma Arts Council
Selma, AL
Team entered program in 1996; 124 teachers participated in 6 workshops in 2002-2003. 58 teachers participated in 5 workshops in 2003-2004.

Participant
2003 Selma City School System
Selma, AL
Team entered program in 1996; 124 teachers participated in 6 workshops in 2002-2003. 58 teachers participated in 5 workshops in 2003-2004.

Participant
Professional Development for Teachers
Since 1976 The Kennedy Center has developed and refined professional learning programs for teachers in partnership with area school systems. The program builds teachers' knowledge of the arts and develops their abilities for teaching in, through and about the arts. The program set out to examine how a sustained professional learning program in arts integration based on national, state, and local standards and best practices in professional learning could yield changes across an entire school in the way teachers teach and the way students learn. The program also set out to examine how collaborative professional learning models in arts integration would affect the school culture—moving teachers away from isolation and toward an interactive and supportive community of learners.

2013 Shelly Bailey
Elementary Art Teacher, McAdory Elementary School
McCalla, AL
Arts Integration Conference

Participant
2011 Lydel Matthews
Art Educator, Wiregrass Museum of Art
Dothan, AL
2011 Changing Education Through the Arts Conference

Participant
2011 Lydel Matthews
Art Educator, Wiregrass Museum of Art
Dothan, AL
2011 Changing Education through the Arts Conference

Participant
Summer Music Institute
A four-week festival of orchestral and chambermusic for young people ages 15 to 21 at The Kennedy Center. The Institute consists of orchestral and chamber music coached by NSO musicians, conducting and master classes, private lessons with NSO musicians and additional enrichment sessions.

2008 Kemp Jernigan
Gulf Shores, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2007 Kian Andersen
Harvest, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2007 J. Peter Kim
Mobile, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2007 Oliver McDonald
Huntsville, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2003 Melissa Garner
Birmingham, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2003 Ericka Hall
Birmingham, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2002 Nadya Meykson
Birmingham, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2002 Jonathan Murray
Tuscaloosa, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2002 Molly Patton
Helena, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2001 Christian Jackson
Birmingham, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2001 Nadya Meykson
Birmingham, AL
Selected by competition in state

Artist
Theater for Young Audiences
An initiative which creates, commissions, produces, presents and tours performances for young people and their families both locally and nationally.

2012
Opelika Center for the Performing Arts
Opelika, AL
Locomotion January 30-31

Organization
2011
Opelika Center for the Performing Arts
Opelika, AL
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, January 26-28, 2011

Organization
2007 Birmingham Children's Theatre
Birmingham, AL

Organization
2006 Opelika Center for the Performing Arts
Opelika, AL

Organization
2006 Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
Decatur, AL

Organization
2005 Phillip Preston
Opelika Center for the Performing Arts
Opelika, AL

Other
2001 Opelika Arts Association
Opelika, AL
Imagination Celebration on Tour: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (Partners in Education)

Participant
1999 Opelika Arts Association
Opelika, AL
Imagination Celebration on Tour: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PACES)

Participant
209
Opelika Center for the Performing Arts
Opelika, AL
Chasing George Washington

Organization
ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING

VSA Arts Affiliated Organizations
Creating a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.

2007 VSA arts of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

Organization