The Ghana National Music Festival

 Promoting Artistic Development and Cultivating International Collaboration 

A native of Mufreesboro, Tennessee, Ciyadh has always enjoyed learning, composing, and performing different types of music. Ciyadh’s musical experiences began in her church at a very young age. She has since gone on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Memphis, where she was named an Emerging Leaders Scholar, one of the university’s most prestigious academic and leadership award programs. Ciyadh is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in String Pedagogy with Dr. Stephen Mattingly at the University of Louisville.                                  

A licensed music educator, Ciyadh is heavily involved in her community’s music advocacy network. She is the Director of Education and Outreach for the Louisville Guitar Society and the Artistic Director of the Louisville Guitar Orchestra. Ciyadh is also the Vice President of the University of Louisville Classical Guitar Society. She maintains a thriving private teaching studio where she teaches guitar, electric bass, and voice.

Ciyadh Wells - Coordinator