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Campbellsville University to hear tuba recital by adjunct instruct Chris Pearlberg of Indiana

By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Chris Pearlberg of Indiana, who serves as an adjunct instructor in tuba at Campbellsville University, will present a faculty recital on the tuba at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31 in The Gheens Recital Hall of the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.   

Pearlberg is a doctor of music degree student at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under Daniel Perantoni, where he is the associate instructor of tuba. He is the applied tuba faculty at Campbellsville University and Indiana University Southeast.  His summers are spent in upstate New York, teaching and performing at the Luzerne Music Center.

Born outside of Philadelphia, Pearlberg has performed with various orchestras and ensembles, ranging from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Springfield (OH) Symphony Orchestra, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, the Hersheypark Mistletones, the All Star Refjúdží Band from Prague, and the four-piece rock band Renne. Pearlberg was an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for the 2013-2014 season.

He holds a Master of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University. His major teachers include Craig Knox, principal tuba of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Carol Jantsch, principal tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra; and Jay Krush of the Chestnut Brass Company and principal tuba of the Pennsylvania Ballet.

While at Temple, Pearlberg had the opportunity to study many genres of music, including playing bass trombone in one of the jazz bands and studying harmony with Greg Kettinger.

Pearlberg exclusively performs on the Melton Meinl Weston 6450/2 CC and 2250 F tubas, as well as Giddings Mouthpieces.

This event is free and open to the public. Contact for more information.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,000 students offering more than 90 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with Kentucky instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. The university also has a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.