Cameron Pearce

Equally at home playing jazz, classical or pop styles, Cameron is in regular demand as a performer across a wide range of musical genres. He has been a member of the Christchurch Symphony since 1995 and is also the first call trumpet for pit orchestras and recording session work around Christchurch.

As a trumpeter, Cameron has performed with many International and New Zealand artists such as Diana Krall, Arturo O’Farrell, The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra (Birdland), Bobby Shew, James Morrison, Michael Phillip Mossman, David Berkman, Beth Hart, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn, Julia Deans (Fur Patrol), The Adults, Goldenhorse, Anika Moa, Tim Beveridge, Dame Melvina Major and Sir Howard Morrison.

Cameron’s arranging and composition credits include projects with acclaimed international jazz artists such as Dave Douglas, Ingrid Jensen, Terrell Stafford and David Berkman as well as Dave Dobbyn, Julia Deans, Sir Howard Morrison, Tim Beveridge, Ali Harper, Symposium, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Vector Wellington Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic, Showbiz Christchurch and numerous theatre companies around New Zealand. Cameron recently had his book ‘Modern Etudes for Solo Trumpet’ published by Sher Music.

Cameron joined the teaching staff at Ara Music Arts (formally CPIT Jazz School) in 1998 and in the years since has lectured across the majority of the core subjects. He currently specialises in Jazz Theory, Jazz Arranging and Composition and trumpet studies.

He holds a Bachelor of Musical Arts from CPIT and has a Master of Arts degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music - CUNY in New York.


Showbiz Productions:

  • 1996: 42nd Street
  • 1997: Chorus Line
  • 1998: WestEnd To Broadway
  • 1999: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • 2000: WestEnd to Broadway II
  • 2001: Les Misérables
  • 2002: 42nd Street
  • 2002: Fiddler on the Roof
  • 2004: Grease
  • 2005: Jesus Christ Superstar
  • 2005: WestEnd to Broadway III
  • 2006: Disney's Beauty and the Beast