Lori Lovato is principal clarinetist for The Santa Fe Symphony. She also performs with New Mexico Philharmonic, Sphinx Symphony in Detroit, Performance Santa Fe Orchestra, San Juan Symphony, Opera Southwest Orchestra and Alter Ego Jazz Trio, and is a founding member of the New Mexico Woodwind Quintet. Lori has  appeared with the Napa Valley Festival del Sole, Albuquerque Chamber Soloists, Music at Angel Fire, Chamber Music Albuquerque, Chatter, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe New Music, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Monterrey, Mexico, and the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players.

Lori is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico.  Prior to her performing career, she was the band and orchestra director at West Mesa and Cibola High Schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Currently she maintains a private clarinet studio and performs musical outreach programs throughout the community.