Alyce Bedrosian grew up in an Armenian family in Chicago. After earning a masters degree in piano from Northwestern University, Northern State Teachers College hired her in 1947. She carried a return train ticket from her concerned father, but never used it. Alyce was named "First Lady of Aberdeen" in 1979 and NSU Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in 1987. Alyce taught until 1991 and continued accompanying NSU music students until 2002.