Lori F. Ardovino is Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at the University of Montevallo. She is clarinetist with the Magnolia 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 clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra 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 an active 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 including the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, and has been invited to perform at festivals such as the International Clarinetfest , the International Alliance for Women in Music Congress, NACWPI Conference and the Alabama Music Educators Conference. She was the recipient of the Escape to Create 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 and Canada. She is an advocate for new music and is currently a composer
erformer member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance.
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 an Artist/Clinician for the G. Leblanc Corporation.