P. Ardovino is the Director of Bands and Professor of
Music at the University of Montevallo where he has taught since
1991. Dr. Ardovino’s responsibilities at the University include
conducting the University Wind Ensemble, directing the
University Jazz Ensemble and Trumpet Ensemble, teaching trumpet,
and conducting and performing with the Faculty Brass Quintet.
Dr. Ardovino received the Doctor
of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance from the
University of Alabama. He holds the Master of Music degree in
trumpet performance from the College-Conservatory of Music,
University of Cincinnati, and the Bachelor of Music degree in
trumpet performance with teacher certification from the
University of Alabama.
As a trumpet player, Dr. Ardovino
is an active recitalist as well as a tenured member of the
Tuscaloosa Symphony, and performs with the Alabama Symphony
periodically. Yearly, Dr. Ardovino conducts various honor bands
around the state and judges many band and solo competitions as
well. He also serves as coordinator and conductor for the annual
UM Honor Band Festival and All-State trumpet clinic. Dr.
Ardovino is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, Alabama
Bandmasters Association, Alabama Music Educators Association,
Music Educators National Conference, International Association
of Jazz Educators, and College Band Directors National