Dr. 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 music courses. In addition to his Music Appreciation and Music Fundamentals classes at SMC, Dr. Zusman also serves as an Adjunct Professor at College of the Canyons, and he has been a Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University. He holds a doctorate in Early Music Performance from the USC Thornton School of Music, where he studied Baroque double bass and viola da gamba. 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 Musica Angelica, Bach Collegium San Diego, Con Gioia, and Camerata Pacifica, as well as regularly playing bass with the Santa Monica College Symphony 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scholarly pursuits include researching the early history of the double bass, in addition to making modern editions of unpublished Renaissance and Baroque music for the viola da gamba