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Shanon Zusman - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Shanon Zusman

Applied Instructor of Music (Double Bass) | Loyola Marymount University


Applied Instructor of Music (Double Bass)


Dr. Shanon Zusman holds a doctorate in Early Music Performance and a master’s in Music History 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, Musica Angelica, Camerata Pacifica Baroque, and the Westside Chamber Orchestra. 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scholarly pursuits include researching the early history of the double bass, in addition to making modern editions of unpublished Renaissance and Baroque music for the viola da gamba.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 CSU Long Beach Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, Santa Monica College, and College of the Canyons.

Education (3)

Loyola Marymount University: B.A., Music and European Studies 1997

University of Southern California: M.A., Music History and Literature 2001

University of Southern California: D.M.A., Early Music Performance 2002