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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Three UW-Eau Claire Musicians
To Attend Mancini Institute
MAILED: May 9, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE—Three University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students recently were accepted into the Henry Mancini Institute, an educational program geared toward students interested in commercial music.
         Seniors Jeff Walk, Chippewa Falls, and Bill Olson, Circle Pines, Minn., along with freshman Tom Krochock, Minneapolis, will spend July 21-Aug. 19 at the institute, which is located at the University of California, Los Angeles. All three students are music majors.
         “I was really surprised and honored to be invited,” said Olson, a tenor saxophone player.
         The program mentors the professional advancement of instrumentalists and composers. The 80 students invited are able to study and perform with musical masters, including members of the American Jazz Philharmonic.
         Walk, a trumpet player who attended the program last year, said, “It was a life changing experience, and now I get to do it all over again.”
         “I’ve heard nothing but great things about the institute and I can’t wait to attend,” said Krochock, who also is a trumpet player.
         Walk, Olson and Krochock auditioned in March and were notified in mid-April of their invitations, which include tuition, room and board for the institute.
         For more information, contact Walk at (715) 855-1035, Olson at (715) 838-0903 and/or Krochock at (715) 855-3654.

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Updated: May 9, 2001