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
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
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
“I’ve heard nothing but great things about the
institute and I can’t wait to attend,” said Krochock, who also is a trumpet
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.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 9, 2001