Ayrice Wilson is a Master of Music student in voice.

“I’ve been studying voice seriously since 2009. Music has always called to me, even though I deviated away from music after high school and pursued other careers for a short time. I met my next voice teacher that year who prepared me to pursue a bachelor’s degree in New York and the rest as they say is history. I’m so glad Ball State University offered to support my studies in the most fundamental way: they understand the financial struggle of the student and saw that I could also be of service to the School of Music. Without my Graduate Assistantship I would be unable to be part of Ball State’s 102-year legacy.

“My fondest memory at Ball State was the day my fellow cast mates and I found out that the campus would be closing for the rest of the semester due to the virus in Spring 2020. This meant that we would not be able to stage the opera (Cendrillon) we had been preparing that semester. We were all devastated, but we all rallied around each other to comfort and encourage in the Coke Lobby that Thursday evening. I will never forget that moment!”