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Bloomington High School North Advanced Jazz Ensemble

  • Bloomington High School North first opened its doors in 1972 and is nestled amongst the rolling hills of southern Indiana. Its comprehensive band program includes 4 curricular jazz ensembles, 3 concert bands and a volunteer competitive marching band which has appeared in the Tournament of Roses and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades. The top concert band is a perennial State Finalist, finishing twice as State Champions. The Advanced Jazz Ensemble has performed at the Midwest Clinic, the IAJE & JEN Conventions, at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Europe, and at the 2018 Savannah Music Festival. Guest artists who have appeared with the band include James Moody, David Liebman, Ingrid Jensen, Sara Caswell, David Baker, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Jamey Aebersold. Janis Stockhouse is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music and has been the Director of Bands since 1981.
  • 12/20/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Bloomington High School North Advanced Jazz Ensemble
  • Janis M. Stockhouse
  • A graduate of the Indiana University School of Music, Janis Stockhouse has spent the past 38 years as Director of Bands at Bloomington High School North. During this tenure, North's Symphonic Band has qualified for the ISSMA State Finals 31 of 33 times, with 2 State Championships and numerous top 5 finishes to their credit. The Advanced Jazz Ensemble and Combo have earned "Honor" status at over 130 festivals in addition to appearing at the prestigious International Association of Jazz Education Annual Conventions in 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2008. They have also performed at the Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic on three occasions, the 2002 North Sea Jazz Festival, at the 2015 & 2016 Jazz Education Network International Conventions, and at the 2018 Savannah Music Festival. Stockhouse is also co-author of the Indiana University Press publication Jazzwomen: Conversational Portraits With 21 Musicians. Many of her students have gone on to pursue their own careers in music as performers, university professors, high school teachers, or by working in the music industry. She was one of the founding members of the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble and believes strongly in the idea of “Music for Life.” Stockhouse has twice been elected as president of the Indiana Bandmasters Association. She also serves as past president of the Indiana Jazz Educators Association, as well as being a co-founder of this association. Honors 2005 Arts Educator of the Year (Bloomington Area Arts Council); 1997 Indiana Music Educator of the Year; 2005 James B. Calvert Music Educator of the Year (Indiana Wind Symphony); 2007 Al Cobine Award for Jazz Education (Jazz from Bloomington); 2014 Jazz Hero (Jazz Journalists Association); 2015 Jazz Educator of Year Award (JEN & Berklee School of Music); 2016 David Baker Indiana Jazz Educator of the Year Award.. Union Affiliations/Professional Organizations Jazz Education Network, Indiana Music Educators Association, Indiana Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, Indiana University Alumni Association, Indiana Jazz Educators Association