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. As an educator, Lydia has produced award-winning community outreach events. Her students earn top spots in Junior District ensembles of Central Massachusetts.
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 is the founding director of The Stone Soup Ensemble, a modern classical chamber group that programs family-friendly concerts. Lydia has a strong passion for sharing music with others because she has been a student of amazing music teachers herself. She truly believes that learning an instrument should be a balance of hard work and fun!