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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 is principal clarinet of the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra and acting principal of the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as principal clarinet with the Louisville Ballet, Westerville, and Central Ohio Symphony Orchestras, Heisey Wind Ensemble, and Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca Orchestra (Italy). She has been a guest artist at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Clarinet Day in 2022, 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 two chamber ensembles: Solidago Reed Trio and Trifecta!, a trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano. Dr. Baruth also performs with the Baird Winds woodwind quintet at Morehead State University.


She has performed as part of Solidago Reed Trio (with Dr. Thomas Pappas, oboe and Dr. David Oyen, bassoon) at the 2021 International Clarinet Association's New Music Weekend, the 2021 International Double Reed Society Conference, the 2021 Marshall University New Music Festival. Through those performances, she gave two world premieres of works by Daniel Pappas ("Windswept") and Rodrigo Teadoro ("Kingdom of the Fairies"), and the KMEA annual conference in 2020.


As part of Trifecta!, she performed 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 2019 and 2020, Dr. Baruth was an adjudicator for the ICA's Research Competition. She was a finalist in the 2012 ICA 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


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Dr. Baruth also serves as clarinet faculty at the MSU Summer Arts Academy, where she is Instructor of Clarinet and Eurhythmics. 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.

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