Ashley West-Davis

Name: Dr. Ashley West-Davis
Title: Adjunct Professor
Education: DMA, Voice Performance - Texas Tech University
MM, Voice Performance - New York University ;
BA, Musical Theatre - Coker College
Office: CMUS302
Email: weste@winthrop.edu
Area: Voice

Praised for her magnetic stage presence and vocal versatility, Ashley West-Davis is a crossover artist and educator who regularly performs in both opera and musical theatre. West-Davis most recently sang the role of Flora Bervoix in Opera Carolina's production of La Traviata. She began as a Resident Artist with the company in 2019, appearing in Macbeth, Aida, and Redler's The Falling and the Rising. West-Davis has also been featured as a soloist in the successful iStream NOW series, the annual St. Nektarios Christmas concert, and in various pop up concerts around the Charlotte area.

Previous opera Credits include Die Zauberflöte (Dritte Dame), Hänsel und Gretel (Witch), The Merry Widow (Olga), Hand of Bridge (Geraldine), The Mikado, Suor Angelica, and L'elisir d'amore. West-Davis has performed as a soloist with the Lubbock Chorale, La Musica Lirica, Operafestival di Roma, Manhattan Opera Studio, and in concerts at the National Opera Center and Carnegie Hall. In 2022, she served as Vocal Coach for the premiere of Here There Be Dragons, an off-Broadway musical at the Players Theatre in New York City. Favorite musical theatre credits include The Rocky Horror Show (Magenta), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Truly Scrumptious), Spring Awakening (Wendla), and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy).

West-Davis holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Texas Tech University, a Master of Music from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from Coker University. Her dissertation, “Dominick Argento's Miss Manners on Music: A Performance Guide for Singers” explores the preparation and performance of contemporary art song, with a focus on Argento's work in particular.