Tina Pearson creates and facilitates workshops and classes in listening, improvisation, vocalization, composition and telematic collaboration. She has taught musicians, composers, dancers, video artists, film makers, visual artists, children, youth and adult community members. She has presented workshops, classes, seminars and lectures in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Waterloo, Thunder Bay, Vancouver, Victoria, Boulder, Oakland, St. John’s and other locations since 1983.
Pearson designed and taught a Sound Studies program for the Experimental Department of Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCAD University) in Toronto from 1983 to 1988. In the 1990’s she developed a series of listening and creative music making classes for children and youth in Northern BC. She developed and delivered facilitator training workshops for many years, and co-facilitated numerous sessions focused on collaboration with First Nations communities. Pearson was a mentor for the Media Net Video Soundscape group in Victoria and delivered a series of workshops on listening, sound making and improvisation at Open Space in Victoria from 2007 – 2009. She was invited to present vocal workshops for the Friends of Music Society (Victoria 2008 – 2009) and was an instructor at Feminist Rock Camps on Vancouver Island (2010 and 2011). She has been a guest lecturer on virtual reality composition for Pauline Oliveros’ Composition Seminar at Mills College in San Fransisco (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), an artist in residence at New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto (2010) and Black Bag Media Collective, St. John’s (2012).
For more information, email tina.pearson<at>shaw.ca