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Performer Profile

About Lucy Nesbitt

Lucy Nesbitt has been an active freelance musician and music educator in the Canada for the last ten years. Lucy graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor's Degree with Honours in French Horn Performance and now hold a Professional Counsellor's Diploma from Rhodes Wellness College. Lucy specializes in theatre and orchestral work and is has performed as a soloist throughout her early career. Lucy most recently held the Associate Principal/Third Horn Chair with the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra, and is now a proud member of the Northern Horn Quartet in Edmonton, Alberta.

Curriculum Vitae

Performance Experience

Northern Horn Quartet (2023-present)

Star Wars A New Hope live in concert (2024)

Bok Brass, substitute member (2024)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone live in concert (2023)
Ontario Philharmonic, Associate Principal/Third Horn and soloist (2022/2023)
National Youth Orchestra of Canada Odyssey Tour, 2019
University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 2016-2020
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, 2015-2019
Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra, 2020
Royal Conservatory Orchestra, substitute member, 2019
Northumberland Orchestra and Choir, 2014-2018
La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra, Principal Chair, 2010-2015
University of Toronto Chamber Ensembles, 2016-2020
Toshio Hosokawa’s The Maiden from the Sea, 2019
Viceroy Brass Ensemble, student apprentice, Canadian Women’s Brass Collective, 2019
Who Killed Adriana, University of Toronto Opera Student Composer Collective, 2019
The Northumberland Players’ production of Les Misérables, 2014
Oshawa Little Theatre production of The Little Mermaid, 2017 and The Sound of Music 2022
Recording Artist (Screen Composer’s Guild of Canada, La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra, University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band of Cobourg)
Durham Chamber Orchestra, Substitute Member, 2017-2020

Education and Training

Bachelor's Degree with Honours, University of Toronto, French Horn Performance (2020). Studied with Gabriel Radford and Audrey Good
Professional Counsellor's Diploma, Rhodes Wellness College (2022)
Life Skills Coaching and Facilitation Certification, Rhodes Wellness College (2021)
ASIST Certification (2022)
Kids Help Phone Crisis Responder Training (2020)
Accepted to study with Scholarship at the New England Conservatory of Music (2021)
Accepted to study with scholarship at The University of Southern California (2021)
Accepted to study with scholarship at the Glenn Gould School (2021)


Dean’s Scholarship, New England Conservatory of Music, 2020
Albert and Wilhelmine Francis Renewable Entrance Scholarship, 2016-2020
University of Toronto President's Scholars of Excellence Entrance Scholarship, 2016

Festivals and Summer Programs

National Youth Orchestra of Canada 2019
Domaine Forget Summer Music Academy, 2019
Orford Sumer Music Academy, Winds Program, 2018
Orford Sumer Music Academy, Baroque Program, 2018
Domaine Forget Summer Academy, 2017
Piano Performance; attained Grade 8 with Conservatory Canada
Music Theory; attained Level 3/Advanced Rudiments with Conservatory Canada

Additional Musical Education

Masterclasses and Lessons with Gabriel Radford (Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Audrey Good (Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Janet Anderson (Canadian Opera Company), Nina Brickman (Prof. Wilfrid Laurier University), Lawrence Vine (National Arts Centre Orchestra, Prof. University of Ottawa), Nadia Côté (Conservatoire de Montréal), Fergus McWilliam (Berlin Philharmonic), Zachary Cooper (University of Montana), Frøydis Ree Wekre, William Vermeulen (Houston Symphony Orchestra), Chris Castellano (Boston Brass), Harcus Hennigar (Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Prof. University of Toronto), and the late Joan Watson (Canadian Opera Company, True North Brass).

Music Educator

Piano Teacher, Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts (2023 - present)
Private Music Studio (2015 - present)

Lecturer at the International Women in Brass Conference (2022)

University of Toronto St George Campus Guest Clinician (2022)
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Guest Clinician (2021)
Horn Faculty, St. Michael's College School (horn faculty member, 2018-2022)
Lippert Music Centre (2021-present)
Bishop Allen Academy (clinician and guest teacher, 2019/2020)

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