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Gene Harris All Stars Program

The Gene Harris All-Stars Jazz program is an after-school program designed for high school students who want to be more engaged with jazz performances in the Treasure Valley.

This audition-only program is open to a select group of students who will be required to attend rehearsals every other week during the school year. These rehearsals are coached by local jazz professionals, and students will get to interact with many other jazz professionals from the region and country.

The All-Stars will perform several concerts per year including a featured performance at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival. The All-Star program is forming partnerships with local jazz organizations in order to provide exclusive opportunities for the All-Star students. These may include concert tickets, masterclasses, lessons, and side-by-side performances.

Fall 2023 Audition Dates:

October 29th, 1-3 pm, Boise State University, B125 Band Room
October 31st, 4:30-6:30 pm, Boise State University, C117 Green Room

Students intending to audition should fill out our Application Form

Information and Audition Music

Student requirements include:

1. Attend rehearsals every other week during the school year
2. Take private lessons specifically focused on jazz
3. Perform in scheduled concerts throughout the school year
4. Students must be nominated each year by their teacher to retain their spot
5. Students must participate in their high school jazz band

Contact Prof. Alexandra Sjobeck to recomend a student or if you would like more information!

All Stars Faculty