Lori F. Ardovino is Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at the University of Montevallo.
She is clarinetist with the Magnolia Trio, the Meallo Trio, the Lebaron 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 with the Alabama and Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestras and tenor saxophone with the Joe Giattina Big Band. She is an active woodwind doubler and has played for numerous performances in the Birmingham area. She is a clinician, adjudicator, and writes CD reviews for the Clarinet, official journal of the International Clarinet Association.
Dr. Ardovino has been a guest recitalist at a number of colleges and universities and international and national festivals including the International Clarinetfest , the International Alliance for Women in Music Congress, NACWPI Conference, NACUSA Conference, the North American Saxophone Alliance and the Alabama Music Educators Conference. Dr. Ardovino received the 2013-14 Alabama State Council for the Arts Artist Fellowship and was recently chosen as the University of Montevallo University Scholar for 2014. She was the 2012 recipient of the Escape to Create artist residency in Seaside, FL. 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. She is an active composer and has had her works performed across the United States, Japan, Italy and Canada. She is an advocate for new music and is currently a composer/performer member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance. Her recent CD, “From A Crack In The Wall”, Clarinet Music by Alabama Composers, was released in January, 2013 and she is currently recording a CD featuring the music of saxophone music by Alabama Composers. Her music is published by Potenza Music.
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 Specialist, and holds degrees in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, 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. Dr.Ardovino is a Artist/Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Company.