Lara Mitofsky Neuss
Clarinet Program Manager
Dr. Lara Mitofsky Neuss is an educator, clarinetist, and recording engineer and is Lecturer of Music and Music Industry at SUNY Oneonta. Dr. Mitofsky Neuss has taught classes across the US and Sweden on topics in performance, audio engineering, music business, and improvisation. Prior to joining the faculty at SUNY Oneonta, she taught music technology and general music courses at Montclair State University and Essex County College. In addition to her work in higher education, she is a recording engineer at Arts Laureate, where she records, edits, and mixes groups that include the Kansas City Symphony, United States Air Force Band of the West, Bang on a Can, Westminster Choir College, Mostly Modern Festival, Arkansas Tech University, and New Jersey Music Educators Association. She is also the Digital Marketing Coordinator for Arts Laureate and the Tonsehen Record Label, whose albums have been recognized by organizations which include the American Prize and Fanfare Magazine.
As a clarinetist, Lara has been a featured performer and presenter at the International Clarinet Association, Third Practice Electroacoustic Festival, Americans for the Arts, SPLICE Electroacoustic Festival, American Single Reed Summit, Bang on a Can Music Festival, and Banff Center for the Arts. As a recitalist and concerto soloist, she was named the winner of the Golden Classical Music Awards and the Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competitions. She is currently a performer and organizer for PROTESTRA, a volunteer-run orchestra and 501(c)(3) organization that bridges the divide between advocacy and classical music, and she is Clarinet Program Manager here at the New Works Project.
Lara earned her D.M. degree from Florida State University where her doctoral research was focused on creating accessible learning approaches for students with dyslexia. She received her M.M. degree from Colorado State University where she focused on clarinet performance/pedagogy and mindfulness research, and her B.M. degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying clarinet and auxiliary clarinet performance.