- D.M., Doctor of Music, Indiana University, 2011
- M.M., Master of Music, Schola Cantorum Basieliensis, Switzerland, 2006
- Artist Diploma, Hochschule fur Musik Trossingen, Germany, 1999
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, McGill University, 1996
Linda Pearse is recognized as a specialist in the exquisite musical repertoire of early seventeenth-century Italy. Pearse is Lecturer for Baroque trombone at Indiana University Bloomington and Assistant Professor of Brass at Mount Allison University (New Brunswick). Pearse is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Early Music Summer Baroque Workshop and is the artistic director of the award-winning ensemble Sacabuche! Recent performances include a twelve-concert tour to Beijing China with the inter-disciplinary program “Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music” (Dec 2010), a tour to Hong Kong and Macau China (June 2013), and tours to Victoria, Nanaimo, and Salt Spring Island, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, New York, San Francisco, Bloomington (IN), Madison (WI), Kansas City, and Houston. Pearse taught Baroque trombone at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute Summer Workshop (June, 2014). Her most recent project, "Venetia 1500" is inspired by the Barbari Aerial Woodcut of Venice from 1500, and creates a conversation between new music, early music, texts, and images, that finds resonances with Maritime cultures in decline. Her critical edition of Seventeenth-Century Italian Motets with Trombone has been published with A-R Editions (April 2014).
Following studies at McGill University, Pearse trained in sackbut at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. A career in Europe included regular performances with the Stuttgart Philharmoniker, Stuttgart Opera House, the Basel Symphony, La Cetra, piano possibile, and the Stuttgart Musical Theater. Pearse completed a Doctor of Music degree ta Indiana University Bloomington in 2011.