Dr. Longshore is active as a performer, composer, and educator of percussion and has performed nationally and internationally. He performs regularly as a soloist and with the ensembles Skin & Bones, Caballito Negro,Compás, and Dúo Flamenco. He can be heard on numerous CD and motion picture recordings and has premiered many compositions for solo percussion, percussion ensemble, chamber ensemble, and symphony orchestra.
Longshore holds bachelor’s degrees from California State University at Fresno and Sacramento and the master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, San Diego where he studied under percussion virtuoso Steven Schick. He has studied Indian classical music extensively under tabla maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and sitarist Kartik Seshadri. Longshore has taught at several universities and currently holds the position of Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Southern Oregon University. Terry Longshore is a Yamaha Performing Artist and an artist endorser for Remo drumheads, Vic Firth sticks & mallets, and Zildjian cymbals.
You can visit his website at terrylongshore.com