"Power and Charisma" of Prof. Lennie Foy Inspires Wisconsin HS Students
March 18, 2006
March 18, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Lennie Foy, professor of trumpet and jazz studies at the DePauw University School of Music, "was an Artist in Residence at Shell Lake High School Feb. 10 and performed with the students Feb. 11 at the Shell Lake Cabaret, an annual SLHS Music Booster’s fund-raiser," notes a story in the Chronotype of Rice Lake, Wisconsin. "SLHS band director Aimee Pashby said that many of her students attend Foy’s clinics at the center and return as stronger musicians after just 1 week. 'He’s got a lot of power and charisma, and the kids who attend camp look forward to working with him again,' she said."
The article notes that at Shell Lake Arts Center, based in the high school, "all programs are taught by professional musicians and visual artists who have excelled as teachers and/or artists... The center annually serves about 2,700 youths and adults, and its Jazz Ensemble and Combo Camp is the longest continuous running youth jazz camp in the United States."Back