Tracie studied piano with almost daily practice and weekly lessons from ages 4 to 18. At 12 she began cello lessons with Carol Tarr, whom she studied with for six years.
Tracie was accepted to the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, where she studied under Richard Slavich for her BM in Cello Performance. As a senior she began her studies in composition with David Hansen. The same year her orchestral piece, Chrona, was selected for live presentation by the Lamont Symphony Orchestra.
After graduating at 21 Tracie was hired as the St. Mary's Academy string instructor while simultaneously growing her own cello and piano teaching business and working towards her 2012 acceptance into Columbia College's Music Composition for the Screen program.
Tracie interned at the Decibel Garden, a recording studio in Denver, and for Emmy award winning film composer Anton Sanko before receiving her MFA in 2014. Tracie has since worked full time as Anton's assistant. She has composed for short films, written additional music for TV and feature films, performed in various projects, and is currently working towards her dream of composing scores for video games.