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, 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 the recipient of several ASCAP awards and has been a finalist for the The American Prize in vocal chamber music composition. She is published by Potenza Music. 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 Music at the University of Montevallo where she is the Chair of the music department, teaches clarinet, saxophone and woodwind methods and ensembles. She is the faculty advisor for the Mu Eta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, is the Alabama State Chair for the International Clarinet Association and Music Editor for the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. She performs with the LeBaron Trio, the Meàllo Trio, the Vinna Trio and the Cahaba Saxophone Quartet.