Shane Walterfang is a Melbourne born conductor, trumpeter, and teacher. He received his Master of Education from Deakin University, Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Arts from the Victorian College of Arts.
Shane has been involved with community concert bands and orchestras for 20 years with conducting credits in New Zealand, China and India. He is currently Associate Conductor of the Grainger Wind Symphony and Musical Director of the Chelsea Concert Band. Shane is also a past Musical Director of the Monash Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cranbourne Lions Concert Band. He has also been MD for several musical theatre productions including Anything Goes, Me and My Gal, Pippin and Annie. His conducting teachers have included Roland Yeung, Rob Wagner, Jerry Nowak and Felix Hauswirth.
As a trumpeter, Shane has played with 5 of Australia’s professional orchestras including 10 years with the Australian Pops Orchestra and was introduced to everything from Paul Whiteman to Frank Zappa while playing with the Anne and John Hawker Big Band.
Shane is a committed educator who aims to provide a range of engaging and stimulating experiences to encourage people to pursue music as a lifelong activity. He has held the positions of Head of Brass, Director of Music and VCE Coordinator. He is also a past Chair of the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) – Victorian Chapter.