Shanon Zusman

Shanon Zusman, Associate Faculty, has been teaching at Santa Monica College since 2004. In 2009 he co-led the SMC Summer Study Abroad trip to London/Paris, visiting several historic sites and museums while teaching a course in Music History. In addition to his Music Appreciation and Music Fundamentals classes at SMC, he also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, Claremont Graduate University, and College of the Canyons. He holds a doctorate in Early Music from the USC Thornton School of Music, where he studied double bass and viola da gamba. A recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, he became interested in early music performance while studying the history of the bass in Vienna. As a freelance musician, he has performed with Musica Angelica, Bach Collegium San Diego, Con Gioia, and Camerata Pacifica, as well as the Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra. His scholarly pursuits include researching the origins of the neoclassical style and the early music movement, in addition to making modern editions of unpublished Renaissance and Baroque music for the viola da gamba.