Pearson has been an international leader in band music education for more than 30
years. His Standard of Excellence materials are the definitive pedagogical method
for new musicians, with most school band programs in the United States using these
books to teach new musicians. His new contribution, the Tradition of Excellence Comprehensive
Band Method, is a performance-centered curriculum that seamlessly blends time-tested
and innovative pedagogy with cutting-edge technology. Pearson has also created materials
for jazz ensembles and music theory instruction, in addition to his numerous compositions
for concert band and jazz ensemble. He has more than 50 publications to his credit.
Pearson is a composer, arranger, conductor and teacher of band music who has held
clinics in all 50 states and internationally. Pearson has received several prestigious
national awards for his work and has created a scholarship for band students at UNC
intending to become music educators.