Ed is one of the most sought after drum clinicians in international music education. His performance cause critics to say "he is one of the world's greatest drummers." To back that up, Modern Drummer Magazine has awarded Ed the distinction of being the "Best Big Band Drummer" on seven different occasions.
Ed Shaughnessy has appeared with the Wisconsin Band on two separate occasions. The first time was in Camp Randall Stadium as a guest of Very Special Arts. Then, in 2004, he appeared at the 30th Annual Spring Concert and wowed the crowd with "Strike Up the Band" and "Sing, Sing, Sing."