Lori Lovato


Lori Lovato is clarinetist for the Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic (NM Phil), Música de Cámara Orchestra, Santa Fe New Music, Chamisa Chamber Players, and founding member of the New Mexico Woodwind Quintet. 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.  Her clarinet teachers include Clark Brody, Robert Marcellus, Keith Lemmons, Floyd Williams, and Eddie Daniels.  In addition to Bass and E-flat clarinet, Lori also enjoys doubling on flute and saxophone for various musicals and contemporary ensembles.  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 is a part time substitute professor at the University of New Mexico 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.


  • United States

Performing Titles

  • Clarinetist, Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Musica de Camara Orchestra, Santa Fe New Music, Chasima Chamber Players, New Mexico Woodwind Quintet

Faculty Appointments

  • University of New Mexico (Substitute)


  • Clarinet


  • MoBa Bb Cocobolo Clarinet with Gold Keys

Artist Links

Subscribe to Our
Monthly Newsletter