Ann Cameron Pearce co-founded (in 1986) the Raleigh Flute Choir, a chamber ensemble of 10 professionals, which has inspired many of her pieces. She has specialized in playing the contrabass flute since 2002.
Her experiences through many years of teaching privately in her home studio and over 20 years as adjunct flute instructor at Saint Mary’s School have influenced her creative energies. She occasionally conducts flute choir clinics in an on-going effort to strengthen the joy of this unique musical endeavor in other locations.
Her other area of musical expertise has flourished through being director of handbells at Highland United Methodist Church since 1987.
Born in 1945, Pearce is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. Her primary flute teachers were Mark Thomas and Earl Slocum.
She has published more than 120 flute and bell choir arrangements and compositions, several of which have received high recognition from the National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music Competition.