Martin Schuring held orchestral positions with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, The Florida Orchestra and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra prior to joining the ASU faculty in 1992. Since 1980, Schuring has been a regular participant at the Grand Teton Music Festival, playing English horn and oboe in the Festival Orchestra as well as making frequent appearances on the Festival's chamber music series.

In other summer activities, he has participated in the Bach Aria Festival, served as professor of oboe at the Londrina Music Festival in Brazil, and performed as principal oboe of the Orchestre Philharmonique Rhodanien and professor of oboe at the Academie Europeénne de Musique in Tournon-sur-Rhône, France. Both as soloist and as a member of the reed trio, Ocotillo Winds, Martin Schuring performs at universities and concert venues throughout the United States and abroad. Schuring has recorded for Philips, Koch International, and Summit Records, both as soloist and as an orchestral player. Recently, he recorded the world premiere of Oboe Concerto, Op. 57 by Eric Funk with the Prague Radio Symphony on the MMC label. A CD of reed trio music recorded by the Ocotillo Winds, Rustiques, is available from Summit Records

Martin Schuring has published articles in several journals, including The Double Reed, and Flute Talk. His new edition of the Barret Oboe Method was first published by Kalmus in 2001 with a significantly revised and expanded edition available since 2010. Martin has written the first comprehensive book on oboe playing published in many years, Oboe Art and Method, published by Oxford University Press in 2009. He has performed at every Conference of the International Double Reed Society since 1997, including featured concerto performances at the 2000 conference in Buenos Aires, and the 2001 conference in Morgantown, WV. He holds the office of President of the International Double Reed Society. Together with bassoon colleague Jeffrey Lyman, Martin Schuring hosted the 1998 Conference of the International Double Reed Society at Arizona State University where he is Professor of Oboe. He again co-hosted the 2011 IDRS conference with Albie Micklich. Martin Schuring studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with John de Lancie. He performs on Howarth XL instruments exclusively.