Lydia Lucas is a percussion performer and educator in the Greater Boston area. Lydia earned a master’s degree in Modern American Music from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in 2016 where she studied marimba, chamber music, orchestral percussion, and jazz. Basically, if you hit it, she plays it! As an educator, Lydia has produced award-winning community outreach events. Her students earn top spots in Junior District ensembles of Central Massachusetts.
Aside from her musical studies and teaching experience, Lucas greatly enjoys her role as an accompanist for modern dance classes where she utilizes her knowledge of improvisation. Lydia received third place for her marimba performance of Keiko Abe’s Michi in the New England Intercollegiate Band’s Solo and Ensemble concert in 2012 and has attended summer programs such as the So Percussion Summer Institute and the Keiko Abe Marimba Academy. Lucas was a Presidential Arts recipient while studying at Salem State University and also earned an assistantship to perform as the Longy Conservatory Orchestra’s timpanist during her graduate studies. Lydia is an active performer in the Boston area and can be seen collaborating with an array of different instrumentalists.