For the NAC Musicbox, Lucie contributed essays, music lessons and crafted questions for the interactive games section of the website. Music and writing have always been the cornerstones of Lucie Renaud’s creative process. Following her undergraduate studies at Philadelphia College for the Performing Arts (now the University of the Arts) and Temple University in Philadelphia, she obtained her Master’s degree in music (piano performance) from the Université de Montréal, remaining active as a chamber performer throughout her studies.
Education is another important aspect of her practice, and she began teaching piano and music theory early in her career, notably at Montreal’s École Vincent-d’Indy. She is the founding editor (September 1998) of the music education magazine La Muse affiliée, a former Associate Editor (2001–03) of La Scena Musicale, and a regular contributor to various publications. She has written program notes and study guides for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Analekta (she has been their official blogger since January 2009), Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, the Appassionata ensemble, and the European magazine Musique en classe; she has also given numerous pre concert talks and workshops on classical music.
Whether writing or performing, she treasures the discovery of the sensitive being hidden within every artist—from classical music superstars and fellow chamber players to emerging virtuosos and dedicated music lovers.