B i o g r a p h y
Dr. Lori Baruth is 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 was the guest artist at the Penn State University Clarinet Day in 2018 and the Eastern Plains Clarinet Celebration at Eastern New Mexico University in 2017. She was the Yamaha Artist Clarinet Clinician at the Music For All National Festival in 2018 and 2014 in Indianapolis, IN. She was the featured Yamaha Clarinet Artist at the 2016 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest, and presented a clinic on "Eurhythmics in the Private Studio." Internationally, she has 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 Grandin Vocal Chamber Music Festival, and the MusicX Contemporary Music Festival. She is a co-founder of Trifecta!, a trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano, and also performs with the Baird Winds woodwind quintet. She has performed as part of Trifecta! at the 2019 Women in Music Festival in Columbus, MS, the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in 2016 and 2014, the International Double Reed Society Annual Conference in 2017, the ICA Mid-America Clarinet Festival held at The Ohio State University in 2014, the Society of Composers Region III Conference (2016), the Festival of New Music at Marshall University (2018, 2014, 2013), Kentucky Music Teacher's Association conference (2013), and the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association State Conference (2015). 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.
Trifecta! released its debut album, "Cumulus Accumulation" in March 2015. Learn more about Trifecta on Facebook or
In 2019, Dr. Baruth co-founded the Solidago Reed Trio with MSU colleagues Dr. Thomas Pappas (oboe) and Dr. David Oyen (bassoon). Solidago has performed at the KMEA annual conference in 2020, and will perform at the International Double Reed Society conference in 2021 (since the 2020 conference was canceled due to the health situation that year). Solidago will have a multi-media work by Rodrigo Teodoro premiered in February as part of the New Music Festival at Marshall University. Find Solidago on Facebook, SoundCloud, and Instagram.
Dr. Baruth also serves as clarinet faculty at the MSU Summer Arts Academy. Dr. Baruth is a Yamaha Performing Artist, performing on CSGII H clarinets, and is also a D'Addario Artist, performing on the Reserve X0 mouthpiece and Classic Reserve reeds.
Dr. Baruth enjoys being an artist-educator for college and high school musicians and incorporating her training and love of Dalcroze Eurhythmics into her music-making and pedagogy.
Dr. Baruth is always happy to work with students of all ages and capabilities in order to help them on their paths of progress and music learning. She loves commissioning new works and is an advocate for new music and for timeless classics of the clarinet and wind repertory.