Dr. Shanon Zusman holds a doctorate in Early Music Performance and a master’s in Musicology from the USC Thornton School of Music, where he studied Baroque double bass and viola da gamba with James Tyler. A recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship to Austria, he became interested in early music while studying the history of the bass in Vienna. As a freelance musician, he has performed with Bach Collegium San Diego, Con Gioia, Concordia Clarimontis, Musica Angelica, and Camerata Pacifica Baroque. His scholarly pursuits include researching the early history of the double bass, in addition to making modern editions of unpublished Renaissance and Baroque music for the viola da gamba.
He has served as a Visiting Professor of Music History at the University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University, and he is currently on the faculty of Claremont Graduate University, Santa Monica College, College of the Canyons, and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music.