Dr. Lori Baruth

Dr. Lori Baruth is Associate Professor of Clarinet at Morehead State University, where she joined the faculty in 2007. She received her DMA degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (2010), and MM (2004), BM (1999), and BME (1999) degrees from The Ohio State University. Her teachers have included Richie Hawley, Steve Cohen, James Pyne, and Dr. Donald McGinnis. Dr. Baruth has performed as principal clarinet with the Huntington, Westerville, Cave Run, and Central Ohio Symphony Orchestras, Heisey Wind Ensemble, and Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca Orchestra (Italy). She taught at the 2011 Festival Nacional de Música at the Escola de Música e Artes Cênicas da UFG in Goiañia, Brazil. She has performed in the Marshall University New Music Festival, Grandin Vocal Chamber Music Festival, and the MusicX Contemporary Music Festival. In 2012, she was a finalist in the ICA’s Research Competition and her doctoral research was published in The Clarinet, the professional journal of the International Clarinet Association, in March 2014. She is a co-founder of Trifecta!, a trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano, and also performs with the  Baird Winds and Movére woodwind quintets. Trifecta! has performed at the International Clarinet Association’s 2014 ClarinetFest, the ICA Mid-America Clarinet Festival held at The Ohio State University in 2014, the New Music Festival at Marshall University (2013), KMTA’s annual conference (2013), and the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association State Conference in 2015. Trifecta! has recorded its debut album, which will be released in March 2015. Dr. Baruth serves as clarinet faculty at the Lutheran Summer Music Festival and Academy. Dr. Baruth is a Yamaha Performing Artist and performs on CSGIIH clarinets.