Tracey was born in Stirling, Scotland, and began her musical education at the Music School of Douglas Academy in Milngavie, Glasgow. In 1997 she graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a Postgraduate Diploma, Bmus (Hons) and a Professional Performers Diploma. During her time at college she was awarded a scholarship in each year and won numerous prizes including the Goronwy Evans Memorial Prize, the Cecil Kidd prize for trumpet and the Harry Mortimer Award.
As a soloist Tracey has performed with the London Mozart Players, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Camerata Scotland and regularly performs solo recitals with both piano and organ. Major achievements include winning ther Legget Award for Brass Playing, the Skene Award and the Walter Todds Bursary, - awarded by the BBC in conjunction with the Young Musician of the Year, in which Tracey was the brass finalist.
Tracey is currently a busy freelance trumpet player and is a member of the Manchester Camerata and Viva. She also plays regularly with the Hallé orchestra, Opera North, Northern Chamber Orchestra and Psappha. She has also been guest soloist and cornet tutor with the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland.