Dr. Christopher Pearlberg is an active orchestral musician, soloist, and educator based in Southern Maryland. He has performed with orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Evansville Philharmonic, Springfield (OH) Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, and has served as Acting Principal Tuba of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. As a founding member of The Brass Roots brass ensemble, Chris performed extensively throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. He can be heard on the recording “Christmas at East Liberty”, released by The Brass Roots and organist Dr. Edward Alan Moore. Performances have been broadcasted on Pittsburgh’s Classical WQED-FM 89.3 and KDKA-TV CBS Pittsburgh.
Chris completed a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he served as the Associate Instructor of Tuba and the tuba studio assistant. While in Indiana, he was an active recording studio musician in Indianapolis. Chris holds a Master of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University. His teachers include Daniel Perantoni, Anthony Kniffen, Craig Knox, Carol Jantsch, and Jay Krush.
As an educator, Chris previously served on the applied tuba faculty at Campbellsville University and Indiana University Southeast. He currently teaches at the Phillips Exeter Academy Music Department and is the Director of Instrumental Music at St. Mary’s Ryken High School. His summers are spent in upstate New York, teaching and performing at the Luzerne Music Center.