Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Lara Herscovitch

Lara Herscovitch is a modern American songwriter-poet-performer, creating masterful contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. Former Connecticut State Troubadour, she writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, delivering performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain. 

Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul.” Delivered with a voice Performer Magazine called “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” Acoustic Live in New York City added, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect... It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.”

Her themes span a broad range, including stories of misfits and underdogs, connection and courage, love and loss, hardship and hope, resilience and transformation. As WNPR Public Radio host Colin McEnroe observed, "Lara reminds us that music can be heroic when it springs from a strong heart. Walt Whitman would recognize his own soul in her expansive American vision, and there really is no higher compliment I can pay an artist."

The wisdom in Lara’s artistry comes from her decades of humanitarian work in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Africa, in education, community development, environmental protection, and justice system reform. This breadth and depth of experience resonates throughout her music: as Mississippi’s Daily Journal summarized, “Singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch doesn’t write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul.” 

Additional Links: 
Lara Herscovitch website
YouTube channel
Facebook
Instagram
Apple Music
Spotify

I Have Worked With

  • December 2019

    Certified teaching artist in the Six Principles of Kingian Nonviolence, a partnership supported by the Connecticut Office of the Arts (Department of Economic Community Development).

  • September 2018

    Workshop teacher: autumn 2020 upcoming (Songwriting Essentials), autumn 2018 (Courage, Confidence & Creativity: An Exploration for Artists). www.eomega.org . Participant reviews: 

    "Lara Herscovitch was amazing. She walks the walk, provided a safe space for us to really delve into the issues at hand and guide us through ways of empowering ourselves. I can't say enough good things about her and the weekend. Love love love. I came back changed and uplifted."

    "Lara is an incredibly gifted musician, artist and facilitator. She brought energy and compassion as well as passion to the whole weekend. I was hesitant at the beginning but knew by the end I was in good hands with Lara and our entire group."

    "Deeply connecting, challenging, encouraging. I am so grateful for this workshop with Lara!"

  • July 2018

    Songwriting course teacher for summer creative arts program on campus, July 2018 to current.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Lara
Job Title/Position: 
Singer-Songwriter-Poet-Performer
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 719
Durham, CT 06422
Physical Address: 
PO Box 719
Durham, CT 06422
Last Name: 
Herscovitch
Phone: 
203-500-4035

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Literary Arts - Poetry
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Band
Music - Composition
Music - Folk
Music - New
Music - Solo / Recital
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
2000
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
General Public
Nonprofits
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
100
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Folk Alliance International
Northeast Regional Folk Alliance
The Recording Academy (NARAS / GRAMMY)
Education: 
MSW in policy, U.Conn. School of Social Work
Music study: guitar, voice & performance - various
Awards: 
Connecticut State Troubadour (2009-2010)
Roots on the River (VT) annual Songwriter Award
Solarfest Singer-Songwriter Competition Grand Prize Winner
Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Contest Winner
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Grassy Hill Emerging Artist 2019
Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Formal Showcase

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Solo: Vocal mic/boom, XLR out, power, monitor if needed
Band: Depends on configuration & personnel
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
4

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Music
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
MSW
CT Center for Nonviolence teaching artist
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$4,000