Warren Gerds/Extra!: Something new and big in the arts (highlights Sharon Resch gift for UW-Green Bay Institute of Music)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Northeastern Wisconsin’s performing arts scene is on its way to getting a major boost. What’s happening is worth 76 trombones and a big parade – as in the song from the enduring musical “The Music Man.” A woman who once performed in a troupe that was greeted by 76 trombones and the music man himself – show creator Meredith Willson – is instrumental in the whopping project.
An institute of music is being established at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in the name of Sharon J. Resch.
Four-year scholarships and more are part of the commitment.
It is likely more activity will be found in the classrooms and rehearsal spaces of the university’s Fine Arts Building and Theatre Hall.
And then there are the formidable structures and performance spaces of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts just across the street.
Sharon Resch says she wants to provide talent in our region the opportunity to embrace the journey she has enjoyed in performing and creating.