Clarinetist Lisa Raschiatore is a freelance musician and teacher in the Southeastern Michigan area. She currently serves as Bass Clarinetist with the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as a substitute musician with the Windsor, Grand Rapids, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras on clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, and basset horn. She has also toured the country with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players as principal clarinetist, and has appeared with many other regional orchestras in Michigan including the Dearborn, Michigan Philharmonic, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Flint, Saginaw, Adrian, Oakland, Macomb, Birmingham-Bloomfield, and Warren Symphony Orchestras.
As an active proponent of contemporary music, she regularly performs in chamber music settings, most recently with her wind trio Protea, her string trio Lumino, Amphion Percussion, Latitude 49, and Joel Peterson at various locations including the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Cube, Constellation, Trinosophes, Art X Detroit, Fair Lane Music Guild, and Kerrytown Concert House. She has appeared with vocalist/composer Shara Worden and her band My Brightest Diamond at Art X in Detroit, the Laneway Festival at Meadowbrook, the MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati, and with the ensemble yMusic at the Lincoln Center “Out of Doors” Festival in New York City.
She co-founded a new-music ensemble called Warped Consort and commissioned works from composers David T. Little, Andre Myers, and Kirsten Volness. She recently worked with Evan Chambers in the development of his clarinet sonata, Atonement, and was a member of commissioning consortiums for Pierre Jalbert and Roger Zare. She has also worked with Michael Daugherty in the creation of his clarinet concerto, Brooklyn Bridge, and his chamber work Ladder to the Moon, premiering the trio version. Additionally, she has premiered numerous works by young composers as a three-year member of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, participated in the Bowling Green New Music Festival in Ohio, Strange Beautiful Music in Detroit, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina, and the Festival de Música de Santa Catarina in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil. While a member of ACE, she was a featured performer on “Performance Today,” the nationally syndicated radio show from American Public Media, and has been interviewed for radio programs on WGTE Toledo and WRCJ Detroit.
She completed her undergraduate degree at Pepperdine University under the tutelage of Mary Gale, and earned both her Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Michigan with Fred Ormand, Dan Gilbert, and Monica Kaenzig. Dr. Raschiatore has served as the Interim Professor of Clarinet at Central Michigan University, as Instructor of Clarinet at Alma College, and as Adjunct Professor of Music Theory at Adrian College. Currently, she teaches clarinet, chamber music, and appreciation courses at Madonna University in Livonia, maintains a private studio, and is an assistant in the orchestral library at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. For more information, please visit www.lisaraschiatore.com