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Dr. Lori Ardovino

Lori F.  Ardovino is Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at the University of Montevallo. She is clarinetist with the the Meállo Trio, the LeBaron Trio, and alto saxophonist with the Cahaba Saxophone Quartet. Dr. Ardovino is an active performer in the Birmingham area and performs occasionally 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 and theater productions in the Birmingham area. She is a clinician, adjudicator, and writes CD and music reviews for the Clarinet, official journal of the International Clarinet Association and for the Journal of the International Association for Women in Music.

Dr. Ardovino has been a guest recitalist at a number of colleges and universities and international and national festivals including the International Clarinetfest, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors, the College Music Society and the International Alliance for Women in Music. Dr. Ardovino received the 2013-14 Alabama State Council for the Arts Artist Fellowship and was chosen 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, 2016 and 2017, and 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 Thompson High School Symphonic Band, the Pelham High School Band and the University of Montevallo Honor Band and University of Montevallo Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Ardovino 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. She has three CDs: “From A Crack In The Wall”, Clarinet Music by Alabama Composers; “Between Walls”, featuring music for saxophone by Alabama Composers and The LeBaron Trio”, works for clarinet, piano, and voice. Her fourth CD, featuring Saxophone Music by Living Women Composers will be out in the Fall of 2017. She has won several ASCAP awards for her compositions. Her music is published by Potenza Music and carried by many companies and can also be obtained on her website,   She is an Artist/Clinician with the Conn-Selmer Company and D’Addario Woodwinds.

Dr. Ardovino is a member of many professional organizations including the Music Teachers National Association, Birmingham Music Teachers Association, National Association of Music Educators, Alabama Music Educators Association, Alabama Bandmasters Association, International Clarinet Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, Birmingham Art Music Alliance, Sigma Alpha Iota, International Alliance of Women in Music, National Association of Composers, USA, and National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. She is currently President of the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors, Composition Chair for Alabama Music Teachers Association and was President for the Higher Education Division, Alabama Music Educators from 2011-2013.