Lucy Champion was born in 1966 in Worcestershire, England. She graduated from the London College of Music in 1987 with a graduate honours degree, specialising in acoustics and sound recording. Upon leaving college she remained in London, working as a professional singer, piano and singing teacher and radio presenter.

From 1988-1989 Lucy was the assistant to the Promotions Manager for Universal Edition in London and from 1989-1991 she was the personal assistant to the Chief Executive and Chairman of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1991 Lucy moved to the Wren Orchestra as the Administrator where she established an education programme.

In 1993 she moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to take up the role of Concerts and Events Manager for the Ulster Orchestra, where she was responsible for the programming and booking of artists and conductors. She also was responsible for overseeing the highly active Education Department. She remained at the Ulster Orchestra for five years.

In 1998 Lucy was appointed as Education and Community Outreach Manager at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland, a post she held for ten years. The Education Programme received two Business2Arts Awards in 2003 and 2004 for its innovative community projects.

In 1998 Lucy left the National Concert Hall in order to pursue more freelance activities. Since then she has been working as a choral workshop facilitator, choral conductor, vocal coach, piano and general musicianship teacher. She is also training to be an Alexander Technique practitioner.

In 2015 Lucy was appointed UK/Ireland local manager for New York Polyphony, one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world.

Lucy is married to the composer Michael McGlynn and lives in Dublin with their two children.