Faculty & Staff

B.M., University of Auckland; M.M., Indiana University; D.M., Indiana University (ABD)

As a pianist growing up in New Zealand, Lucy was a featured artist in NZ Music Month 2020. Her national competition successes included 2nd prize at the NZ Mazda Foundation Young Performer of The Year, the Lewis Eady Charitable trust's National Award Emerging Artists series, and the SOUNZ prize at the New Zealand Wallace National Piano Competition. Her international successes included 3rd prize and Sonata prize, as well as people's choice award at the 2010 and 2014 Kerikeri International Piano Competitions, Semi-finalist and encouragement award winner at the 1st Australian International Chopin Competition and participation in the prestigious Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan.

As a passionate and versatile collaborative pianist, Lucy regularly performed recitals with students from renowned faculty members and their studios at the Jacobs School of Music. Her highlights include collaborating with Dale Clevenger in the horn studio recital. From June to August 2019 Lucy worked at the Interlochen Arts Camp as a collaborative pianist, collaborating with students in numerous student concerts, recitals and masterclasses with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She also has experience working as a ballet pianist with IU Ballet, she was a rehearsal pianist for the production of Prokofiev’s Cinderella and has worked with IU Ballet again in their Fall production 2021 playing Philip Glass’s Four Movements for Two Pianos and Arvo Pärt’s Für Alina.

Lucy was accepted into two prestigious collaborative fellowship programs: the International Bowdoin Festival as well as Academy of the West in 2020. She returned to the International Bowdoin Festival as a fellow in summer 2021.

Having special interest in playing New Music, Lucy performed “Wanderlust” for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion composed by Josiah Tayag Catalan at the National Student Composers Conference 2018. In 2021 she performed Lei Liang’s “Winged Creatures” in the Gamper Festival at the Bowdoin International Music Festival.

Lucy is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree in collaborative piano and has studied under Anne Epperson, Kevin Murphy, Charles Prestinari and Aram Arakelyan. She had been an associate instructor at the Jacobs School of Music since 2017. Before pursuing a Doctor of Music degree in collaborative piano Lucy earned a Masters degree in solo piano at the Jacobs School of Music in 2018, studying under Edward Auer.