Ivy Lucas, hailing from Erwin, North Carolina, is a musician and artist exploring the raw nature of art. After years of classical training, she is now mixing the different areas of interest in her life to bring a fresh approach to music and art.
Breaking boundaries has been a constant in her life from the time she decided to pursue artistic endeavors, and it is of utmost importance to express this in her work. She has taken her abilities to the next level through university study with mentors such as Dennis AsKew and Lance LaDuke. Within her work, she hopes to address things such as human emotion, spirituality, and environmental catastrophe, things that audience members of diverse backgrounds can connect to. Throughout her career thus far, she has performed with the Exploded Ensemble, the River City Brass Band, the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble, the Tartan Tuba Band, and various chamber ensembles.
She has been in attendance at many conferences hosted by ITEA and has been able to experience performances by many artists within that community. She is also interested in research of the euphonium repertoire and sharing the significance of the art that employs it.
Her influences cover a wide range of music and includes figures such as Gojira, Oystein Baadsvik, and Satyricon. In her free time, she enjoys studying languages, watching King of the Hill, and playing League of Legends. Pizza is her favorite.