Alice Nelson | Webster University

Alice Nelson

Adjunct Professor of Music, Director of the Webster Opera Studio

Alice NelsonAlice Nelson received the Bachelor of Music degree from Mississippi University for Women, and the Master's Degree from the University of Memphis. She also studied at the Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute in Minneapolis and the Institute for Advanced Vocal Studies in Paris. In addition to her work at Webster, she is a member of the music staff for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where she is a vocal coach/accompanist for the nationally recognized Artists-in-Training program, and has been Associate Music Director for eight operas for young people, including three world premieres. She has also prepared children's choruses for OTSL's mainstage productions of Tosca, Street Scene, La Bohême, Carmen, Gloriana, and Alice in Wonderland. She is a member of Opera America, and was a member of the Advisory Committee for National Opera Week 2011, and in 2010 and 2011 coordinated free public performances by Webster students and faculty for NOW.

She is in demand in the St. Louis area as a vocal coach/accompanist, and has prepared singers for performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera at Covent Garden (London), Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, the Chatelet (France), Lyon Opera (France), the Los Angeles Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Berlin Symphony, and the Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam), among others. Before coming to Webster, she was vocal coach/accompanist for seven years at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music, and for twelve years at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.