A lover of Baroque opera, Pearl has directed numerous productions with American Opera Theater and Peabody Chamber Opera. From the keyboard, he has led performances of Blow’s Venus and Adonis, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Cavalli's La Calisto and La Didone, Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Charpentier's David et Jonathas, and Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Giulio Cesare and fully staged productions of Messiah and Jephtha.
Pearl is a member of the Early Music faculty at the Peabody Conservatory. His duties include teaching harpsichord, coaching ensembles, vocal coaching, teaching classes in continuo, baroque ornamentation, harpsichord tuning, and harpsichord literature. He coaches the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble’s singers and directs Baroque opera productions. He also has taught at various summer workshops, including the Amherst Early Music Festival, the Madison Early Music Festival and the Rocky Ridge Music Festival.
Adam Pearl holds the degrees of B.M. in piano performance and both M.M. and D.M.A. in harpsichord performance, all from the Peabody Conservatory. His doctoral research was an exploration of the links between rhetoric, declamation and the harpsichord music of the French Baroque. He is a laureate of the 2001 Jurow and 2004 Bruges international harpsichord competitions.