Pearl Hunt, author, composer, international performing artist and educator, was born in Port Jefferson, New York, December 1, 1953. She arrived in British Columbia in April 1975 to attend clown school at the Caravan Stage Company and then toured with the horse drawn theatre company during its formative years from 1975 to 1978. After several decades working in theatre and film as a performer, playwright and screenwriter, Ms. Pearl went back to school and received her MA in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University (2002) and her PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of British Columbia (2010). Dr. Pearl's current research and writing explores how music can advance progressive social change by helping individuals and collectives negotiate issues of sociocultural difference. She also teaches post-secondary curriculum that incorporates music within models of participatory learning to promote praxis-based, anti-oppressive education.


Music Lessons: a cultural studies analysis of music's capacity for critical pedagogy and methodology. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing (2011)