Tuba Faculty

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Chris Pearlberg

Junior Session

BM, Temple University

MM, Carnegie Mellon University
DMA, Indiana University

Joined LMC Faculty in 2016

Share with us some of your professional accomplishments.

Over the course of my career, I have been fortunate to have worked with many different ensembles as an orchestral musician, soloist, and chamber musician. As a tubist, I have performed with groups ranging from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to the All Star Refugee Band from Prague. In 2014, I helped create a brass ensemble called The Brass Roots in Pittsburgh, PA. This group has become very active in the Pittsburgh community through live performances and broadcasts on Pittsburgh’s Classical WQED-FM 89.3 and KDKA-TV CBS Pittsburgh. I enjoy many genres of music, and have recorded two albums on bass with the band Renne. I recently relocated to Bloomington, IN where I am a doctoral student at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Over the course of my studies, I have been fortunate to have worked with great teachers, including Jay Krush, Carol Jantsch, Craig Knox, and Daniel Perantoni. I am thrilled to be joining the LMC faculty for 2018!

What excites you about Luzerne Music Center?

LMC is a place where students can get the full musical experience playing solo, chamber, and orchestral works while spending their summer in a beautiful, outdoor environment. Whether students want to pursue music as a serious hobby or as a working professional, LMC provides a supportive atmosphere in the development of passionate music making.

What can campers expect to learn while working with you this summer?

Tuba students can look forward to working on a wide range of topics.  These topics include practicing good fundamentals, studying orchestral excerpts, developing solo playing, and ultimately being equipped with the tools to improve their playing (and therefore increase their enjoyment!) for years to come. Students can expect to be prepared for youth orchestra auditions, college auditions, and music education association festivals by the end of the session.

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Josue Jimenez Morales

Senior Session

BM, Lynn Conservatory of Music

MM, Cleveland Institute of Music

DMA, Indiana University (in progress)

Joined LMC Faculty in 2021

Share with us some of your professional accomplishments.

I’ve had the privilege to play with The Cleveland Orchestra and being an Associate Member for Civic Orchestra of Chicago. I was honored to give a guest doctoral recital at Northwestern Bienen School of Music and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. I am on track to be the first tuba player in my home country, Costa Rica, to get a doctorate in tuba performance. I commissioned and premiered the first unaccompanied work for tuba by a Costa Rican composer. I’m currently working on a CD that will feature horn, tuba and piano, with two commissioned works for this ensemble.

What excites you about Luzerne Music Center?

Luzerne Music Center has the unique feature of being able to give very personalized and crafted music education to young students in a more personalized environment than other music festivals. Students also have access to world class musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra and from other parts of the country. The camp is the right size that students will always have access to opportunities to play and share their musical progress with their peers, while also having enough recreation time, mentoring a healthy balanced life. I believe it’s the perfect environment for young students to enhance their personal and musical growth.

What can campers expect to learn while working with you this summer?

It’s all about YOU! We will work on any area of interest that you may have and find paths to develop and strengthen those areas necessary to pursue a career in music. We will also be exploring careers tuba players can enjoy, other than orchestra and band, and find which ones you like the most. We will be working on having an efficient practice time and learning to be goal oriented to develop deliberate practice while also learning fun and challenging repertoire.