Canadian Linda Pearse is recognized as a specialist in the exquisite musical repertoire of early seventeenth-century Italy. Pearse is Assistant Professor at Mount Allison University and Lecturer on Baroque Trombone at Indiana University Bloomington. Following studies at McGill University and the Schola Cantorum (Basel), her career in Europe included regular performances with the Stuttgart Philharmoniker, the Stuttgart Opera House, the Basel Symphony, La Cetra, piano possibile, and the Stuttgart Musical Theater. Pearse is Artistic Director of the San Francisco Early Music Baroque Workshop, the Sackville Festival of Early Music, and the ensemble ¡Sacabuche! Her extensive touring includes performances in Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau (China), Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, New York, San Francisco, Bloomington (IN), Madison, Kansas City, Seattle, and Houston. In addition to music-only programs, Pearse’s interdisciplinary projects engage new music, early music, texts, soundscapes, and images in conversations that explore cultural contacts and collisions in the early modern period. Her critical edition of Seventeenth-Century Italian Motets with Trombone is published by A-R Editions (April 2014). Pearse has recorded for broadcast with Harmonia and WFIU, recorded with Cappella Artemisia, and on the ATMA label with ¡Sacabuche!'s recent release 17th-Century Italian Motets.