Tracy is a co-founder of the medieval ensemble Alkemie, with whom she ponders the perspectives and sounds of centuries past, especially as they resonate with (and challenge!) our modern-day perceptions. Alkemie has developed and toured five programs along the eastern seaboard, and performed on early music concert series including the Capitol Early Music Series, Gotham Early Music Series, Beacon Hill Concert Series, Amherst Glebe Arts Response, and the War Memorial Arts Initiative. The ensemble has served as Artists-in-Residence at Avaloch and Fairmont State University, and will be featured this summer at the 2018 Indianapolis Early Music Festival. This summer Tracy also looks forward to returning to the Catskill Music Foundation music series with Labyrinth Baroque. As co-director of the ensemble, she will stage a 17th-centuty pastiche that juxtaposes florid virtuosity and ribald comedy.
Also known for her interpretations of new music, Tracy has sung with the Great Noise Ensemble, with whom she performed the world premiere of Armando Bayolo’s “Kaddish: Passio: Rothko” and the role of “Hadewijch” in Louis Andriessen’s Die Materie. She has sung cabaret with the Richmond Festival of Music, and toured with Weird Uncle, an experimental group that fuses medieval modes, jug band, and electronica.
Tracy received her M.M. in Early Music from the Longy School of Music and her D.M.A. in HistoricalPerformance Practice from Case Western Reserve University; she is faculty with the Amherst Early Music Festival, and has been a guest-artist/lecturer at Pennsylvania State University, Fairmont State University, Bucknell University, and guest artist at the Society for Seventeenth Century Music. She is a proud collaborator with the Charlottesville-based Early
In addition to her work as a singer, Tracy works with S’Cool Sounds, a cross-cultural music education program for children who lack access to arts education. She also choreographs and performs as a baroque dancer, with appearances at the Charlottesville Music Teachers Association, Pegasus Early Music, and El Fuego. When she is not performing, she is an enthusiastic forager and herbalist, and member of the New York Mycological Society.