Intermediate Choir Conductor
Lucy was born and bred in Canberra and comes from a large musical family. She has been a musician since she could walk and talk. Lucy’s main musical passions have always been singing and playing the piano. She was a member of the Woden Valley Youth choir from the age of 9 until she became their official accompanist at the age of 17. In her College years, Lucy studied piano at the Canberra School of Music under the tuition of John Luxton and went on to study Performance as part of a Bachelor of Music. It was during this time that Lucy discovered musical theatre and she was the repetiteur for her first musical at the age of 19. She has been a part of the Amateur Music Theatre scene in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne for the last 20 years and has received 'Best Musical Director' three times at the Canberra Area Theatre awards.
In 1996 Lucy joined the Australian Regular Army and was a member of the Band of the Royal Military College and the Australian Army Band Sydney both with whom she travelled on several tours of duty to East Timor, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands. She was commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant in 2005 and posted back to the RMC Band as the Second in Command in July 2006. She was promoted to the rank of Captain in December 2007. In September 2008 she left the Army to get married and is currently on staff at the Canberra Theatre Centre.
In 2008/9 she was a soloist with and was also a member in and arranger for the Canberra Pops Orchestra and in 2009 was the Musical Director for the vocal group Rhythm Syndicate. She recently played to a sold out season at Teatro Vivaldi a show she created about the life and music of Eva Cassidy. In October 2010 she will bring this show to the Southern Cross Club for a repeat performance.
Lucy is currently the conductor of the Intermediate Choir of the Woden Valley Youth Choir and in her spare time she composes and arranges for many choirs, bands, theatre groups and orchestras in Canberra.