Norman Pearson has been tubist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993 and has served as Principal Tubist with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Caracas. Prior to his appointment with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mr. Pearson was a freelance musician in the Los Angeles area and performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, New Music Group, Pacific Symphony, Joffrey Ballet, Los Angeles Music Center Opera, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. In the recording arena, he has worked with most of the major Hollywood motion picture and television studios. In addition to the Colburn Conservatory, Mr. Pearson is also on the faculty of the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music. Previous teaching posts include the California State Universities at Long Beach and Fullerton and Biola University. A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Pearson earned his BM in Tuba Performance from USC; he studied tuba with Tommy Johnson, Jim Self, and Roger Bobo.