Linda Pearse

Baroque trombonist Linda Pearse is Associate Professor at Mount Allison University and Lecturer on Early Trombones at the Historic Performance Institute, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington. Recent performances include concerts with La Rose des Vents, The Toronto Consort, ¡Sacabuche! and other prominent period ensembles. Pearse serves as the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Early Music Summer Baroque Workshop, the Sackville Festival of Early Music and of the chamber music ensemble ¡Sacabuche! Upcoming projects include Idomeneo with Tafelmusik and a recording of Habsburg music with ¡Sacabuche!

Pearse’s interdisciplinary projects engage new music, early music, texts, soundscapes, and images in conversations that explore cultural contacts, identity, and collisions in the Early Modern Period. She is currently pursuing her research interests at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music (PhD program). Her critical edition of Seventeenth-Century Italian Motets with Trombone is published with A-R Editions (April 2014). With ¡Sacabuche!, she released an album of Seventeenth-century Italian Motets on the ATMA Classique label (Sept 2015). She is currently preparing for work publication, A Catalogue of Music for the Early Trombone and an article on intercultural collaboration in the performing arts.

Pearse, D. Linda, artistic director. 2017. Collaborative Communities: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Artists and Scholars. (video) Filmed September 23–24, 2017 in Sackville, NB by Améri Ka Productions. Performed by Angee Aquin (Wolastoq), Hubert Francis (Mi’kmaq), Ann Waltner, John Watkins, Joel Miller, and ¡Sacabuche!