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 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. He is a Bach Artist/Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Corporation.