Michael J. Arendt, Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc, has announced his intent to resign as conductor of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (LWE) and Lakeshore Big Band (LBB) when the 2013-2014 concert season concludes in May 2014.
“For decades, Professor Arendt has personified music at UW-Manitowoc and throughout the Manitowoc region and beyond,” says Charles Clark, Campus Executive Officer/Dean. “We have been fortunate that he has continued as conductor and director of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and the Lakeshore Big Band, as well as an instructor at UW-Manitowoc, since his retirement as Professor of Music several years ago. I am very happy for Mike and our community that he will lead the LWE to its 30th anniversary.”
Arendt retired from teaching after 35 years in May 2006, but has continued to lead the LWE and LBB, groups he founded in 1983 and 1990 respectively.