GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay is host to an international competition unlike any other in North America.

It is for singers of special high caliber.

Two women have devoted more than 20 years to the remarkable event.

For the first time, people anywhere can see – and hear – the event as it is livestreamed at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

The American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition has quite a story behind it.

The far-ranging singing expertise of Sarah Meredith Livingston of UW-Green Bay touched base with community benefactor Sharon Resch, who is of Czech heritage.