Department of Music

Senior High All-State Clinics for Flute, Clarinet and Trumpet

Free Senior High All-State Clinics for Flute, Clarinet, and Trumpet

Saturday, December 2, 2023

10AM- 12PM

Davis Hall

University of Montevallo

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Please find a check-in desk in the lobby of Davis Hall with further instructions and room assignments.

Work with the University of Montevallo Music wind and percussion faculty at this FREE clinic to help you prepare for All-State auditions.

Professors, Ardovino, Ardovino, and Patterson will present practice techniques as well as listen to and work with individuals on the excerpts.

Dr. Joseph 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, conducting and is head of the instrumental area.

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. His principle teachers include Eugene Blee, Marie Speziale, Alan Siebert and Michael Johnson. He has studied conducting with Eugene Corporon, Terrance Milligan, Mallory Thompson and Gerald Welker.

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. Yearly, Dr. Ardovino conducts various district and county honor bands around the Southeast and was asked to conduct the Blue Band at Alabama All-State in 2009. He is sought after as an adjudicator for 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 has twice received the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teacher Award, in 2000 and 2010. Dr. Ardovino is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, Alabama Bandmasters Association, Alabama Music Educators Association, The National Association for Music Education, National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors, and College Band Directors National Association. He is a Bach Artist/Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Corporation.


Lori 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 , NACUSA , Southeastern Composers League, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the College Music Society and the Alabama Music Educators.  Dr. Ardovino received the 2013-14 Alabama State Council for the Arts Artist Fellowship was chosen as the University of Montevallo University Scholar for 2013. She has received the Creative and Scholarly Projects Grant from the University of Montevallo in 2013, 2014, and 2017 and was the 2012 recipient of the Escape to Create artist residency in Seaside, FL.  She is an active composer and has had her works performed across the United States, Japan, Italy and Canada. Her CDs include, From A Crack In The Wall – clarinet music by Alabama Composers, Between Walls – saxophone music by Alabama Composers, The LeBaron Trio – works for clarinet, piano and voice, and Saxophone Music by Living Women Composers. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University-Moorhead (BM, BA), Michigan State University (MM) and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (DMA).

Dr. Ardovino is an Artist/Clinician with Conn-Selmer Company, D’Addario Woodwinds and is a Fulbright Specialist. Currently, she is Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo where she teaches clarinet, saxophone and woodwind methods and ensembles.  She performs with the LeBaron Trio, the Meàllo Trio, the Vinna Trio and the Cahaba Saxophone Quartet.


Dr. Brittney Patterson is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo where she teaches Flute and Music History. She earned her Doctorate from the University of Alabama, her Master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee. Brittney has performed with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, is Vice-President and Principal Flutist of the Memphis Repertory Orchestra, and is a co-founder of the Delta Blue Chamber Players. Her research interests are flute pedagogy, the music of Germaine Tailleferre, and music at the court of Frederick the Great. Brittney has had articles published in The Flute Examiner, Ala Breve, the official journal for the Alabama Music Educators Association, and the NACWPI journal, and she has been invited to present at conferences in Washington D.C., Cedar Falls Iowa, Columbus Mississippi, and Knoxville Tennessee.