is Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at the University of
Montevallo. She is clarinetist with the Lebaron Trio, Magnolia Trio and alto
saxophonist with the Cahaba Saxophone Quartet. Dr. Ardovino is an active
performer in the Birmingham area and is called upon to play clarinet, bass
clarinet and saxophone with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, bass clarinet with
the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and tenor saxophone with the Joe Giatina Big
Band. She is also called upon as a woodwind doubler in the Birmingham area.
She is a Artist/Clinician for the Leblanc/Conn-Selmer Company.
Dr. Ardovino has been a guest recitalist at a number of colleges and
universities including the University of Oklahoma in 1999 and 2009 and was
invited to perform at the International ClarinetFest in 2011 and will serve on a
panel discussion at the 2012 Clarinetfest in Lincoln, NE. Locally, Dr. Ardovino
has performed as a soloist with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra, the Pelham
High School band and the University of Montevallo Wind Ensemble. Additionally,
she is an active composer and has had her works performed across the United
States, Japan and Canada. She is published by Potenza Music. She is an advocate
for new music and is currently a composer/performer member of the Birmingham Art
Music Alliance. As a result of her advocacy for new music and support of
Alabama composers, she is recording a CD featuring clarinet works by Alabama
composers, due out Spring of 2012. She is the 2012 recipient of the Escape to
Create Residency in Seaside, Florida. She is a member of many professional
organizations such as the Music Teachers National Association, Birmingham Music
Teachers Association, Alabama Music Educators Association, Alabama Bandmasters
Association, International Clarinet Association, International Alliance of Women
in Music and National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors.
Dr. Ardovino received the Doctorate of Music degree in clarinet performance from
the Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, where she studied and was
Graduate Assistant to Ronald de Kant. She studied with the renowned Elsa Ludwig
Verdehr at Michigan State University where she received the Masters degree in
Clarinet Performance/Woodwind Specialists, and holds degrees in Music Education
and Clarinet Performance from Moorhead State University, where she studied with
Keith Lemmons and Arthur Nix. Her saxophone study has been with Rick Van Matre,
CCM, James Forger and Rhonda Buckley, MSU and Keith Lemmons, MSUM. Her
composition teachers include Frank Bianchi, CCM, Jere Hutchinson, Charles H.
Ruggiero, MUS, and Henry Gwiazda, MSU.
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