Lori Lovato is clarinetist for the New Mexico Philharmonic (NM Phil), Santa Fe Symphony, Música de Cámara Orchestra, Santa Fe New Music, Chamisa Chamber Players, artist-clinician for Backun Musical Services in Canada, and founding member of the New Mexico Woodwind Quintet (NMWQ.org). She has also appeared with the Albuquerque Chamber Soloists, Music at Angel Fire, Chamber Music Albuquerque (CMA), Chatter New Music, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony in Detroit, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Monterrey, Mexico.
Lori is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico. Recently, she was a featured soloist with the Santa Fe Symphony in a performance of the W.A. Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Winds. This season she will be a part time substitute professor at the University of New Mexico teaching private clarinet lessons second semester.
Prior to her orchestral career, Lori was the Band & Orchestra Director at West Mesa and Cibola High Schools in Albuquerque for ten years and continues to participate in the planning and implementation of educational-outreach projects and grants in partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools, NM Phil and NMWQ.