Performer, Educator, Director


     Alyce Tarver Wells is a soprano based in Memphis, TN pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Memphis. She is the adjunct instructor teaching musical theatre freshmen and sophomores at the University of Memphis’ Department of Theatre and Dance. 

     Alyce’s recent engagements include Donna Elvira in the University of Memphis’ productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Adele in Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, and Polly Peachum in Benjamin Britten’s Beggar’s Opera. She has also regularly performed for the annual 30 Days of Opera with Opera Memphis since 2018. Her Opera Memphis credits include First Novice in Suor Angelica and chorus for Pirates of Penzance, H. M. S. Pinafore, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, and a company member for their improvisational Christmas special “A Victorian Holiday” at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Alyce was selected to perform as Laetitia in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief at the Curso Internacional de Música Vocal in Aveiro, Portugal in 2013. 

     Alyce holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance with a piano minor from Louisiana Tech University and a Master’s of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Memphis.



Alyce Tarver Wells as Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni with the University of Memphis Opera Workshop 
Alyce Tarver Wells final doctoral voice recital at the University of Memphis.
Alyce Tarver Wells performing Daniel J. Ward's "To music, to becalm his fever" with Brianna Allen on bassoon. 





Alyce Tarver Wells Music Studio has proudly offered piano, voice, and pageant lessons since 2011. Alyce teaches based on three principles: 

-teaching fundamental techniques that students use for the rest of their lives

-teaching multiple musical styles and performance practices of each

-performance opportunities in different environments

Alyce is currently accepting new students! Contact us to sign up today!

Current rates: $30 for 30 minutes; $50 for an hour lesson



Music Performance



Doctoral Recital with works from Gustav Mahler, J. S. Bach, Lori Laitman, Erich Korngold, and Ben Moore

Harris Concert Hall

University of Memphis

7:30 PM





University of Memphis Department of Theatre and Dance -

Musical Theatre Freshmen Showcase

Tracy Thomas, host

7:30 PM 



Alyce Tarver Wells as Donna Elvira in W. A. Mozart's Don Giovanni 

University of Memphis

Online Event

7:30 PM


Drive-through Opera Arias

Opera Memphis Center

2-4 PM



Summer Lesson Package!

If you sign up by May 31, 2021, all music lessons will be 5% off! One month of lessons, originally $200, will be $190!




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