Clarinetist Lara Mitofsky Neuss continually shows her passion for varied genres of music through her clarinet playing.
Lara is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Colorado State University studying with recital clarinetist Wesley Ferreira and she holds a Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory. She is on the clarinet faculties of Michigan Performing Arts Camp and Junior Lift Clarinet Academy and maintains a clarinet studio of all ages in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Recently Lara performed a complete 21st Century Clarinet Recital, consisting of music written in the past ten years for clarinet, bass clarinet, and electronics.
Other performances range from playing principal clarinet in the Colorado State University Orchestra and Wind Symphony, a series of world premieres in collaboration with composer Kyle Hovatter, and a showcase by her wind trio of the music of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, complete with choreography and electronics.
Aside from clarinet, Lara enjoys studying Mindfulness and meditation techniques and is certified in Reiki.