Meet Lucy (she/her)
B.Mus (Melb), DipEd (Melb), Grad Dip - Children’s & Adolescent Lit (Deakin), M.Arts - Writing & Literature (Deakin)
Lucy Graham is passionate about the life-giving properties of group singing, and detests musical elitism and snobbery. She has taught in pre-school, primary, secondary and adult-learning environments, and loves nothing more than proving to people they can sing.
In the 1990s Lucy was engaged to build and coordinate the Contemporary Music Network in Victoria and Tasmania for the Uniting Church. She worked within the institution to challenge perceived musical boundaries, advocating for and encouraging greater diversity in musical leadership, breadth of genre and creative use of music in church contexts. Activities included planning and running annual conferences, a state-wide community choir network, courses equipping and up-skilling song-leaders and bands, and Singing Down The Wire - singing protests targeting the detention of asylum seekers. At its height, the CMN had more than 1,000 active participants and many hundreds of friends, supporters, and hangers-on.
As a Freelance Writer, Lucy reviewed performances and wrote articles for Stage Whispers magazine. On the side she dabbled in blogging, and writing activity reviews for Weekend Notes. Her words have been published in The Age and Brisbane Times, Readers Digest, Stage Whispers, The Pluck, WebChild, Weekend Notes, Leader Community Newspapers and Melbourne Coffee Review.
Lucy has led group singing for just-a-few, to hundreds at a time, from a room of reluctant student-physicians in Box Hill, whole-school singing with 500+ primary children, to 1,000 young adults at a youth convention in Ballarat. She was a vocalist with Melbourne band Picasso Special, musics in her local church, and is a published songwriter. Lucy lives on Wurundjeri Land, loves dogs, AFL football, edible gardens, beach walks, travelling, films and chocolate. She's a mum, wife, daughter, sister, and aunt, and has been known to be friendly. Just Sing Something is Lucy's latest project.