Rod Morgenstein is a founding member of the groundbreaking progressive rock fusion group the Dixie Dregs, whose six most recent recordings received Grammy Award nominations for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. He is an original member of the heavy metal band Winger, whose recordings have reached gold and platinum status around the world.
The band received an American Music Award nomination for Best New Heavy Metal Band in 1989. Morgenstein is also a member of the Rudess Morgenstein Project, a power duo featuring him and Dream Theater keyboard virtuoso Jordan Rudess; the Jelly Jam, which features Dream Theater bassist John Myung and guitarist Ty Tabor of King’s X; and the jazz fusion jam band Jazz Is Dead, which has featured bassist Alphonso Johnson, guitarists Jeff Pevar and Jimmy Herring, and keyboardist T Lavitz.
In addition to his recording and touring credits, Morgenstein is very active in drum education. He is a professor of percussion at Berklee, currently in his 16th year of teaching, and he created Rock Drums, an innovative, online college-level course. Having more than 50 recordings to his credit, and having performed hundreds of clinics and thousands of concerts around the world in some 30 countries, Morgenstein continues to stay active as a performer and educator.