Joseph P. Ardovino is the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo where he has taught since 1991. Dr. Ardovinoâ€™s responsibilities at the University include conducting the University Wind Ensemble, directing the University Jazz Ensemble and Trumpet Ensemble, teaching trumpet, and conducting and performing with the Faculty Brass Quintet.
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.
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 periodically. Yearly, Dr. Ardovino conducts various honor bands around the state and judges 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 is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, Alabama Bandmasters Association, Alabama Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, and College Band Directors National Association.